Roberto Winter

1983 · Brazil

Artist biography

Roberto Winter is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Brazil, like other famous artists such as Guilherme Vaz, Fabricio Lopez, Gabriel Borba Filho, Paulo Nazareth, and Anna Costa e Silva. Roberto Winter was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Roberto Winter is represented by Mendes Wood DM | Brussels in Belgium. Roberto Winter's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Construção at Mendes Wood DM | São Paulo in Brazil. The exhibition was open from 06 February 2020 until 21 March 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Roberto Winter

Born in 1983, Roberto Winter was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Roberto Winter

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