Al Freeman

1981 · Canada

Artist biography

Al Freeman is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Canada, like other celebrated artists such as Fiona Annis, Zoe Barcza, Steve Reinke, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, and Bridget Griggs. Al Freeman was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Al Freeman's work, which are Galería Alegría in Madrid, Spain and 56 Henry in New York, the United States. Al Freeman's work has most recently been exhibited at Carl Kostyal | London in the United Kingdom (29 November 2018 until 17 January 2019) with the exhibition Flat. Al Freeman's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; 56 Henry in New York (13 November 2019 - 21 December 2019) with the name Cubicle and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York (01 October 2018 - 01 December 2018) with the name Housewarming.

Further Biographical Context for Al Freeman

Al Freeman was born in 1981 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Al Freeman

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