Alejandro Tobon

1978 · Colombia

Artist biography

Alejandro Tobon is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Colombia - other established artists such as Camilo Restrepo, Catalina Jaramillo, Saul Sanchez, Danilo Dueñas, and Adrian Gaitán were also born in Colombia. Alejandro Tobon was born in 1978.

Alejandro Tobon's Gallery representation

Alejandro Tobon's work is available for viewing at lacometa | Madrid in Spain.

Further Biographical Context for Alejandro Tobon

Alejandro Tobon was born in 1978 and was predominantly 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. Many 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 gained 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 central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Alejandro Tobon

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