Kritsana Chaikitwattana

1977

Artist biography

Kritsana Chaikitwattana is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Kritsana Chaikitwattana was born in 1977. Artists Shadi Habib Allah, Angela Banks, Aswad Ameir, Patrick Hari, and Céline Clanet are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Kritsana Chaikitwattana

Kritsana Chaikitwattana was born in 1977 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s. 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 varied collective of practitioners. A number 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 renowned 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 outlook that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Kritsana Chaikitwattana

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