Soo Shin

1981 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Soo Shin is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in the the Republic of Korea, like other well-known artists such as Shinuk Suh, Kim Tschang Yeul, Young Gi Han, Yunchul Kim, and Heesu Jeon. Soo Shin was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Soo Shin's work is on display at LVL3 located in Chicago, the United States. Soo Shin is exhibited at the exhibition, something blue at LVL3 in Chicago, the United States. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 29 March 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Soo Shin

Soo Shin was born in 1981 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

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Soo Shin

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