1983 · Colombia
Iván Argote is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Colombia, like other well-known artists such as Rafael Díaz, Carlos Nariño, François Bucher, Camilo Godoy, and Alejandra Hernandez. Iván Argote was born in 1983.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Iván Argote is represented by Perrotin | New York in the United States. Iván Argote is at the moment exhibiting at Irène Laub Gallery in Brussels with the exhibition Resilience, an aptitude (09 March 2020 - 10 April 2020). Iván Argote's work has also been exhibited during the ABSTRACT SEX exhibition at Artissima in Torino, Italy (29 October 2019 - 02 November 2019).
Further Biographical Context for Iván Argote
Born in 1983, Iván Argote was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 creatives, 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 artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a notable influence on less established artists.
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