Adam Lee

1979 · Australia

Artist biography

Adam Lee is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Australia, like other renowned artists such as Archie Barry, Wilna Wilkinson, Ry David Bradley, Marcus Freeman, and George Parkin. Adam Lee was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Adam Lee's work is on display at Beers London in the United Kingdom. Adam Lee's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition MY THOUSAND SOUNDS at Beers London in the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 17 October 2019 until 22 October 2019. Adam Lee's only other exhibition is Summer Salon, which took place at Beers London in the United Kingdom (27 June 2018 - 25 August 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Adam Lee

Born in 1979, Adam Lee grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Adam Lee

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