Lenz Geerk

1988 · Swaziland

Artist biography

Lenz Geerk is considered to be an emerging artist, who was born in Swaziland, like other well-known artists such as Nandipha Mntambo , Michael von Graffenried, Banele Khoza, Lenz Geerk, and Banele Khoza. Lenz Geerk was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lenz Geerk's work is available for viewing at Acappella in Naples, Italy. Lenz Geerk's work has most recently been exhibited at PM/AM in London (26 September 2018 until 06 October 2018) with the exhibition 01. Lenz Geerk's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Beers London in the United Kingdom (17 November 2017 - 23 December 2017) with the name 75 Works on Paper  and Roberts Projects in the United States (10 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) with the name Wish You Were Here. Lenz Geerk's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called 75 Works on Paper  and took place at Beers London in the United Kingdom from the 17 November 2017 to 23 December 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Lenz Geerk

Lenz Geerk was born in 1988 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. 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 group of creatives, 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 successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous 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 considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a core idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Lenz Geerk

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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