Juan Salas Carreño

1982 · Peru

Artist biography

Juan Salas Carreño is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Peru, like other well-known artists such as Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Samuel Cucher, Armando Andrade Tudela, Martin Chambi, and Philippe Gruenberg. Juan Salas Carreño was born in 1982.

Juan Salas Carreño's Gallery representation

Juan Salas Carreño's work is available for viewing at Revolver Galeria in Lima, Peru.

Further Biographical Context for Juan Salas Carreño

Born in 1982, Juan Salas Carreño was largely inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Juan Salas Carreño

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