Marcela Florido

1988 · Brazil

Artist biography

Marcela Florido is a young contemporary artist, who originates from Brazil, like other prominent artists such as Jarbas Lopes, Gisela Motta, Alex Cerveny, Karol Suguikawa, and Marina Perez Simão. Marcela Florido was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marcela Florido is represented and exhibited by Stems Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. Marcela Florido's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Slip at Stems Gallery in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 09 November 2017 until 23 December 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Marcela Florido

Born in 1988, Marcela Florido was primarily inspired 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 diverse 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 well known 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 attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high 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 a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Marcela Florido

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