Scott Lyall

1964 · Canada

Artist biography

Scott Lyall is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Canada, like other well-known artists such as Keith Rice-Jones, Melanie Gilligan, Nicolas Grenier, Robert Murray, and Rachelle Sawatsky. Scott Lyall was born in 1964.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Scott Lyall's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Scott Lyall's work include Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom, Campoli Presti | Paris in France, as well as Miguel Abreu Gallery in the United States. Scott Lyall's work has most recently been exhibited at Campoli Presti | London in the United Kingdom (06 October 2017 until 22 December 2017) with the exhibition Dragons. Scott Lyall's work has also been exhibited during the Superstar exhibition at Miguel Abreu Gallery in New York, the United States (28 February 2019 - 20 April 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Scott Lyall

Born in 1964, Scott Lyall was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Scott Lyall

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