Deyson Gilbert

1985 · Brazil

Artist biography

Deyson Gilbert is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Brazil, like other famous artists such as Sergio Mugnaini, Daniel de Paula, Vivian Caccuri, Renato Lins, and Stinkfish. Deyson Gilbert was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Deyson Gilbert is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Mendes Wood DM | Brussels in Belgium and Mendes Wood DM | New York in the United States. Deyson Gilbert's work has most recently been exhibited at Mendes Wood DM | São Paulo in Brazil (06 February 2020 until 21 March 2020) with the exhibition Construção.

Further Biographical Context for Deyson Gilbert

Born in 1985, Deyson Gilbert grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed an influential collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Deyson Gilbert

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