1987 · Australia
Arini Byng is an early career emerging artist, who was born in Australia, like other prominent artists such as Helen Hardess, Sarah Hendy, Kusum Normoyle, Christopher Beaumont, and Marlee McMahon. Arini Byng was born in 1987.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Arini Byng is represented and exhibited by Blindside in Melbourne, Australia. Arini Byng's work has most recently been exhibited at Blindside in Melbourne (04 December 2019 until 19 December 2019) with the exhibition Connecting in the grey zone.
Further Biographical Context for Arini Byng
Arini Byng was born in 1987 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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, 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 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 garnered 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 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 like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.
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