Dena Yago

1988 · United States

Artist biography

Dena Yago is a young emerging artist, who originates from the United States, like other renowned artists such as Charles Ritchie, Anne Appleby, Brian Mckee, Dave Hullfish Bailey, and Pablo Guardiola. Dena Yago was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Dena Yago is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Bodega in New York, the United States and Sandy Brown in Berlin, Germany. Dena Yago most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Emalin in London with the exhibition ARCHIVE FEVER. The exhibition was open from 10 November 2018 until 20 December 2018. Dena Yago's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; High Art in Paris (31 May 2019 - 05 July 2019) with the name FORCE MAJEURE and Bodega in New York (09 June 2019 - 15 July 2019) with the name Liste 2019. Dena Yago's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called A KISS UNDER THE TAIL and took place at Arsenal Contemporary | New York in the United States from the 12 July 2018 to 02 September 2018.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, particularly New York city, endures as a focal point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new multinational and highly powerful art hub emerged in the post war era, and the city succeeded in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be considered as the most powerful global art centre. The predominance of the political and economic institutions of the United States in the modern sphere has provided the country with a powerful influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are essential art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also echoed into a myriad of variations, such as alternative forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast adaptations of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Dena Yago

Dena Yago was born in 1988 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. 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, united generally by their age and nationality. A number 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 famous member of YBAs 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 reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. 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 cultural tone of the era.

Dena Yago

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