Santiago Reyes Villaveces

1986 · Colombia

Artist biography

Santiago Reyes Villaveces is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Colombia, like other famous artists such as Edgar Negret, Alejandro Tobon, Cristina Camacho, Monika-Bravo, and Catalina Jaramillo. Santiago Reyes Villaveces was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Santiago Reyes Villaveces is represented and exhibited by MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels in Belgium. Santiago Reyes Villaveces' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition AWC Summer Camp: The Exhausted Land at Klosterfelde Edition in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 19 July 2019 until 23 August 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Santiago Reyes Villaveces

Born in 1986, Santiago Reyes Villaveces was largely influenced by the 1990s. 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 collective 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 well known 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 attitude that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating 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 important artists who worked to this outline.

Santiago Reyes Villaveces

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