Ammon Rost

1980 · Japan

Artist biography

Ammon Rost is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Japan, like other prominent artists such as Sonomi Kobayashi, Naoto Kawahara, Mikiko Hara, Ataru Sato, and Toul Otsuki. Ammon Rost was born in 1980.


Ammon Rost's work has most recently been exhibited at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles (15 November 2019 until 11 January 2020) with the exhibition L.A. On Fire. Ammon Rost's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Everybody Wins, which took place at ltd los angeles in the United States (10 November 2017 - 06 January 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Ammon Rost

Born in 1980, Ammon Rost's creative work was largely 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. 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 well-known 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 reputation 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 was predominant in 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 significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Ammon Rost