Anton Zolotov

1982 · Russian Federation

Artist biography

Anton Zolotov is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Russian Federation, like other celebrated artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, Francisco Infante, Serafim Pavlovsky, Unknown Artist, and Alexey Kallima. Anton Zolotov was born in 1982.

Anton Zolotov's Gallery representation

Anton Zolotov's work is on display at Hannah Barry Gallery located in London, the United Kingdom.

Further Biographical Context for Anton Zolotov

Born in 1982, Anton Zolotov's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. 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 diverse collective of practitioners. Many 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 large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.