Ricky Swallow

1974 · Australia

Artist biography

Ricky Swallow is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Australia, like other famous artists such as Susan Nemeth, Sophie Gabrielle, Rosa Rendl, Kristin Mciver, and Jamilla Mackinnon. Ricky Swallow was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Ricky Swallow's work, including galleries in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States. Some of those galleries are Modern Art in London, as well as Maccarone and David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles. Ricky Swallow most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles with the exhibition Shoulders. The exhibition was open from 02 November 2018 until 15 December 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Ricky Swallow

Ricky Swallow was born in 1974 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. A collective 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 famous 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high 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 a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Ricky Swallow

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