Shamus Clisset

1973 · Colombia

Artist biography

Shamus Clisset is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Colombia, like other renowned artists such as Pablo Gómez Uribe, Santiago Montoya, Johan Barrios, Carlos Zapata, and Catalina Mejía. Shamus Clisset was born in 1973.

Shamus Clisset's Gallery representation

Shamus Clisset's work is on display at Postmasters in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Shamus Clisset

Born in 1973, Shamus Clisset's creative work was largely 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 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 famous 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 enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, 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 represented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Shamus Clisset

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