Safaa Erruas

1976 · Morocco

Artist biography

Safaa Erruas is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Morocco, like other prominent artists such as Meriem Bennani, Hamza Halloubi, Saden Younes, Daniel Aron, and Moshe Elimelech. Safaa Erruas was born in 1976.

Safaa Erruas' Gallery representation

Safaa Erruas' work is on display at Officine dell'Immagine in Milan, Italy.

Further Biographical Context for Safaa Erruas

Born in 1976, Safaa Erruas' creative work was predominantly inspired 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 gained a divisive reputation 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 dominated 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 leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Safaa Erruas

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