Luke Heng

1987 · Singapore

Artist biography

Luke Heng is an early career emerging artist, who originates from Singapore, like other prominent artists such as Wyn-Lyn Tan, Jane Lee, Luke Heng, Jimmy Ong, and Jahan Loh. Luke Heng was born in 1987.

Luke Heng's Gallery representation

Luke Heng is represented by Galerie Isabelle Gounod located in Paris, France.

Further Biographical Context for Luke Heng

Luke Heng was born in 1987 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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. Many 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 famous 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 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Luke Heng

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