Samson Young

1979 · Hong Kong

Artist biography

Samson Young is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Hong Kong, like other renowned artists such as Ej Major, Nadim Abbas, Beate Terfloth, Ho Sin Tung, and Andrew Luk. Samson Young was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Samson Young's work, including galleries in countries like the United States and Germany. Some of those galleries are Team Gallery | Los Angeles and Team Gallery | Grand Street in the United States, as well as Galerie Gisela Capitain in Germany. Samson Young's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition An Opera for Animals at Para Site in Hong Kong, China. The exhibition was open from 22 March 2019 until 01 June 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Samson Young

Samson Young was born in 1979 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on younger artists.

Samson Young

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