Kris Knight

1980 · Canada

Artist biography

Kris Knight is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Canada, like other celebrated artists such as Alan Boileau, Casper Brindle, Alessandro Tomassetti, Mike Bayne, and Jessica Eaton. Kris Knight was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kris Knight is represented and exhibited by Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris, France. Kris Knight's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris (26 April 2019 until 07 June 2019) with the exhibition A LITTLE TIME OUT. Kris Knight's only other exhibition is AS I LIKE, which took place at Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris, France (28 June 2019 - 30 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Kris Knight

Kris Knight was born in 1980 and was largely inspired by the 1990s growing up. 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 collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous 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 art became known 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'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Kris Knight

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