Maria Park

1972 · Germany

Artist biography

Maria Park is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Hanakam Schuller, Dennis Buck, Joachim Schmid, Andy Hope, and Alexander Rischer. Maria Park was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Maria Park is represented and exhibited by Margaret Thatcher Projects located in New York, the United States. Maria Park most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Margaret Thatcher Projects in New York with the exhibition Future Tense. The exhibition was open from 12 June 2019 until 19 July 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Maria Park

Maria Park was born in 1972 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s. 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 well-known member of the group 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 gained a controversial 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 divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Maria Park

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