Plamen Dejanoff

1970 · Bulgaria

Artist biography

Plamen Dejanoff is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Bulgaria, like other artists such as Leda Ekimova, Nicolai Panayotov, Samuil Stoyanov, Miryana Todorova, and Stella Nikolova. Plamen Dejanoff was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Several galleries around the world represent and exhibit Plamen Dejanoff's work, including galleries in countries like Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. Some of those galleries are Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna, Pinksummer in Genova, and Galerie Nicola von Senger in Zurich. Plamen Dejanoff's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Emanuel Layr in Vienna (27 November 2019 until 24 January 2020) with the exhibition Rome.

Further Biographical Context for Plamen Dejanoff

Plamen Dejanoff was born in 1970, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Plamen Dejanoff