Mekhitar Garabedian

1977 · Syrian Arab Republic

Artist biography

Mekhitar Garabedian is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Syrian Arab Republic, like other renowned artists such as Mekhitar Garabedian, Rashwan Abdelbaki, Sabhan Adam, Jwan Yosef, and Christine Gedeon. Mekhitar Garabedian was born in 1977.

Mekhitar Garabedian's Gallery representation

Mekhitar Garabedian's work is available for viewing at Baronian Xippas in Brussels, Belgium.

Further Biographical Context for Mekhitar Garabedian

Born in 1977, Mekhitar Garabedian grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 renowned 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 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 achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Mekhitar Garabedian

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