Reuven Israel

1978 · Israel

Artist biography

Reuven Israel is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Israel, like other prominent artists such as Melitta Schiffer, Deville Cohen, Gili Avissar, Tonee Messiah, and Sigalit Landau. Reuven Israel was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Reuven Israel's work is available on display in Braverman in Tel Aviv, Israel and Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles, the United States. Reuven Israel most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles (03 November 2018 until 20 December 2018) with the exhibition Reuven Israel: In Four Acts.

Further Biographical Context for Reuven Israel

Reuven Israel was born in 1978, 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 group 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 renowned 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 defiant 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’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Reuven Israel

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