Selçuk Artut

1976 · Turkey

Artist biography

Selçuk Artut is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Turkey, like other celebrated artists such as Erinç Seymen, Halil Altindere, Tayfun Mumcu, Toygun Özdemir, and Cihan Unalan. Selçuk Artut was born in 1976.


Selçuk Artut is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Zilberman Gallery | Istanbul in Turkey and Zilberman Gallery | Berlin in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Selçuk Artut

Selçuk Artut was born in 1976 and was predominantly inspired 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 diverse 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 renowned 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 outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Selçuk Artut

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