Sreshta Rit Premnath

1979 · India

Artist biography

Sreshta Rit Premnath is a mid-career established artist, who was born in India - other established artists such as Yogesh Barve, Jamini Roy, Neha Vedpathak, Mumma's Artist, and Prabhavathi Meppayil were also born in India. Sreshta Rit Premnath was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sreshta Rit Premnath is represented and exhibited by Interstate Projects in New York, the United States. Sreshta Rit Premnath's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Position Matters at Minus Space in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 07 July 2018 until 11 August 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Sreshta Rit Premnath

Born in 1979, Sreshta Rit Premnath's creative work was largely influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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 well-known member of the group 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 dominated 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 divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Sreshta Rit Premnath

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