David Åberg

1977 · Sweden

Artist biography

David Åberg is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other prominent artists such as Carl Hammoud, Astrid Svangren, Katarina Axelsson, Johan J.Nordqvist, and Oscar Furbacken. David Åberg was born in 1977.

David Åberg's Gallery representation

David Åberg is represented and exhibited by Larsen Warner in Stockholm, Sweden.

Further Biographical Context for David Åberg

David Åberg was born in 1977 and was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. A collective 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 well known 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 entrepreneurial. Due to the large 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 a number of 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.

David Åberg

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