Mark Ther

1979 · Czech Republic

Artist biography

Mark Ther is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Czech Republic, like other celebrated artists such as Zdenek Košek, Marta Kolarova, Tereza Zelenkova, Jan Smejkal, and Kateřina Konvalinová. Mark Ther was born in 1979.

Mark Ther's exhibition

Mark Ther's work has most recently been exhibited at NAU Gallery in Stockholm (28 March 2019 until 27 June 2019) with the exhibition Dianahof.

Further Biographical Context for Mark Ther

Mark Ther was born in 1979 and was predominantly inspired creatively 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 famous 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 noted 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 gained a large 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 key 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 such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Mark Ther

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