Lawrence Abu Hamdan

1985 · Jordan

Artist biography

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Jordan, like other celebrated artists such as AYA AL_TARAWNEH, Wijdan, Seth Price, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and Mariam Awadeh. Lawrence Abu Hamdan was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lawrence Abu Hamdan is represented by Maureen Paley located in London, the United Kingdom. Lawrence Abu Hamdan's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Earwitness Theatre at Chisenhale Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 21 September 2018 until 09 December 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Lawrence Abu Hamdan was born in 1985 and was largely inspired 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. 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 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 famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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 many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

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