Linda Tegg

1979 · Australia

Artist biography

Linda Tegg is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Australia, like other celebrated artists such as David Charles Collins, Amber Sirre, Linda Tegg, Stephen Ormandy, and Joe Wilson & Chanelle Collier. Linda Tegg was born in 1979.

Linda Tegg's Gallery representation

Linda Tegg is represented and exhibited by Fresh Window located in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Linda Tegg

Linda Tegg was born in 1979 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. 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, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number 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 garnered a divisive 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 controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Linda Tegg

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