1984 · Kenya
Michael Armitage is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Kenya, like other famous artists such as Elspeth Diederix, Peterson Kamwathi, Tahir Carl Karmali, Michael Armitage, and Leezie. Michael Armitage was born in 1984.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Michael Armitage is represented and exhibited by White Cube | Bermondsey located in London, the United Kingdom. Michael Armitage most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at White Cube | Mason's Yard in London with the exhibition Memory Palace. The exhibition was open from 11 July 2018 until 15 September 2018.
Further Biographical Context for Michael Armitage
Michael Armitage was born in 1984 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. 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 collective of practitioners, 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 work 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 achieved 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'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on younger artists.
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