Paula Castro

1978 · Argentina

Artist biography

Paula Castro is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Argentina - other established artists such as Leonardo damonte, Diego Bianchi, Carolina tapia, Julio Grinblatt, and Amalia Ulman were also born in Argentina. Paula Castro was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Paula Castro is represented by Galerie Dohyang Lee in Paris, France. Paula Castro's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Le temps des pommes at Galerie Dohyang Lee in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 15 September 2018 until 12 October 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Paula Castro

Born in 1978, Paula Castro was predominantly 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 collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside 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 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 decade. 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 an influential collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Paula Castro

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