Cristina López- Nieto Y Casteras


Artist biography

Cristina López- Nieto Y Casteras is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist. Cristina López- Nieto Y Casteras was born in 1976. Also born in 1976 and of this same generation are Alan Reid, Busayo Lawal, Lordy Rodriguez, Natalia Bragina, and Ariel Dill.

Further Biographical Context for Cristina López- Nieto Y Casteras

Cristina López- Nieto Y Casteras was born in 1976 and was largely influenced 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 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 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 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’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating 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 idea.

Cristina López- Nieto Y Casteras