Oren Eliav

1975 · Israel

Artist biography

Oren Eliav is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Israel, like other well-known artists such as Meir Raz, Oded Hirsch, Talya Baharal, DOVRAT-AMSILY BARAK, and Eyal Sasson. Oren Eliav was born in 1975.

Galleries

Oren Eliav is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Suzanne Tarasieve LOFT 19 in Paris, France and Braverman in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Further Biographical Context for Oren Eliav

Born in 1975, Oren Eliav's creative work was largely inspired by the 1990s. 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 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 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 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 an emergent 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 formed a powerful group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Oren Eliav

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