João Ferro Martins

1979 · Brazil

Artist biography

João Ferro Martins is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Brazil, like other artists such as Toco-Oco, Albano Afonso, Rubem Valentim, Bruno Pedrosa, and Charlotte Lisboa. João Ferro Martins was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

João Ferro Martins' work is on display at 3+1 Arte Contemporânea located in Lisbon, Portugal. João Ferro Martins most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus (24 October 2019 until 28 November 2019) with the exhibition Gazing into the void. João Ferro Martins' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; 3+1 Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon (13 March 2020 - 02 May 2020) with the name condition report and 3+1 Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon (18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017) with the name Arcolisboa.

Further Biographical Context for João Ferro Martins

João Ferro Martins was born in 1979 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. 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 group of practitioners. Many 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 famous 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 attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

João Ferro Martins

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