Gauri Gill

1970 · India

Artist biography

Gauri Gill is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in India, like other renowned artists such as Meena Kamal, Shilpa Gupta, Joy Curtis, Sangram Majumdar, and Prabhavathi Meppayil. Gauri Gill was born in 1970.

Gauri Gill's Gallery representation

Gauri Gill's work is available for viewing at Thomas Erben Gallery in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Gauri Gill

Gauri Gill was born in 1970, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 collective of practitioners. A number 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, 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 like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Gauri Gill

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