Guy Zagursky​

1972 · Israel

Artist biography

Guy Zagursky​ is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Israel, like other renowned artists such as Gili Tal, Shai Azoulay, Nadav Kander, Boyadgian Benji, and Michal Samama. Guy Zagursky​ was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Guy Zagursky​'s work is available for viewing at Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Israel. Guy Zagursky​'s work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 20 Years at Sommer Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, Israel. The exhibition was open from 23 October 2019 until 20 December 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Guy Zagursky​

Born in 1972, Guy Zagursky​ was primarily inspired by the 1990s. 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. 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the large 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 key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Guy Zagursky​

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