Zoe Buckman

1985 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Zoe Buckman is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom, like other famous artists such as Sophie Michael, William Evans, LR Vandy, Barry Reigate, and Thérèse Oulton. Zoe Buckman was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Zoe Buckman is represented and exhibited by Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York, the United States. Zoe Buckman most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York with the exhibition Heavy Rag. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 11 October 2019. Zoe Buckman's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Albertz Benda in New York (21 June 2018 - 27 July 2018) with the name Heavy Rag and GAVLAK | Palm Beach in Miami (06 December 2017 - 11 December 2017) with the name Art Basel Miami Beach.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

The UK has been an essential centre for artistic production for centuries. While it gained considerable wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also exposed to the cultural influences of other countries and continents. Throughout the contemporary period, Britain had been to a great extent overshadowed by the reputation of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the nineteenth century, Britain became an important centre in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements in British modernism include for instance Vorticism, comprised of artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some noteworthy British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Zoe Buckman

Born in 1985, Zoe Buckman was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Zoe Buckman

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