Maryam Jafri

1972 · Pakistan

Artist biography

Maryam Jafri is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Pakistan, like other famous artists such as Ceal Floyer, Huma Bhabha, Waseem Ahmed, Hafsa Mianoor, and Ambreen Butt. Maryam Jafri was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Maryam Jafri is represented by two galleries. These are Laveronica arte contemporanea in Modica, Italy and Interstate Projects in New York, the United States. Maryam Jafri's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ✧Slow Hand Movements✧ * Gentle Whispers * Water * Salt * Tingles * at Boers-Li Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 11 September 2019 until 25 October 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Maryam Jafri

Maryam Jafri was born in 1972 and was primarily influenced 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 collective 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 successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed 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 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Maryam Jafri

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