Aung Ko

1980 · Myanmar

Artist biography

Aung Ko is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Myanmar, like other prominent artists such as Artist Ko Ko Naing , Artist U Tun Sein, Aung Myint , Nanli Aung Kd, and Artist Aung Si Thu . Aung Ko was born in 1980.

Aung Ko's Gallery representation

Aung Ko's work is available for viewing at Primo Marella located in Milan, Italy.

Further Biographical Context for Aung Ko

Aung Ko was born in 1980, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 varied group 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 famous 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 defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high 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 including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Aung Ko