Alex Yudzon

1977 · Russian Federation

Artist biography

Alex Yudzon is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Russian Federation, like other celebrated artists such as Aes+F (Lev Evzovich), Eugene Zenin, Zhenya Machneva, Anna Gutnitskaya, and Olia Lialina. Alex Yudzon was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alex Yudzon's work is available for viewing at Slag Gallery | Bushwick located in New York, the United States. Alex Yudzon's work has most recently been exhibited at Sardine in New York (04 September 2019 until 02 November 2019) with the exhibition The Mushroom Show.

Further Biographical Context for Alex Yudzon

Born in 1977, Alex Yudzon's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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, united 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 well-known member of the group 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 divisive 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 entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Alex Yudzon

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