Benjamin Armstrong

1975 · Australia

Artist biography

Benjamin Armstrong is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Australia, like other renowned artists such as Callum Morton, Steaphan Paton, John Gosper, Glen Preece, and Nigel Sense. Benjamin Armstrong was born in 1975.

Benjamin Armstrong's Gallery representation

Benjamin Armstrong's work is on display at TOLARNO GALLERIES located in Melbourne, Australia.

Further Biographical Context for Benjamin Armstrong

Benjamin Armstrong was born in 1975, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere 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 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, 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 shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Benjamin Armstrong

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