David Lieske

1979 · Germany

Artist biography

David Lieske is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other renowned artists such as Richard Lindner, Birgit Megerle, Nataly Hocke, L.e.t. - Les Enfant Terrible, and Sebastian Stöhrer. David Lieske was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

David Lieske is represented and exhibited by Corvi-Mora in London, the United Kingdom. David Lieske most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Corvi-Mora in London (22 May 2019 until 26 July 2019) with the exhibition La Collectionneuse.

Further Biographical Context for David Lieske

David Lieske was born in 1979, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 well-known 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 gained 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. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

David Lieske

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