Karen Russo

1974 · Israel

Artist biography

Karen Russo is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Israel, like other famous artists such as Yuval Yairi, Ilit Azoulay, Michal Helfman, Menashe Kadishman, and Barak Ravitz. Karen Russo was born in 1974.

Karen Russo's Gallery representation

Karen Russo's work is available for viewing at Galerie Dvir located in Brussels, Belgium.

Further Biographical Context for Karen Russo

Born in 1974, Karen Russo was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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, united 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 well-known member of YBAs 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 controversial public 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. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Karen Russo

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