Vera Kox

1984 · Germany

Artist biography

Vera Kox is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Sarah Mceneaney, Martin Mlecko, Georg Herold (Oslo), Laura Schusinski, and Uwe Struntz. Vera Kox was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Vera Kox is represented and exhibited by Ribot Gallery in Milan, Italy. Vera Kox most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie 22,48 m2 in Paris with the exhibition footprints to fingertips. The exhibition was open from 20 November 2019 until 20 December 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Vera Kox

Vera Kox was born in 1984 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. 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 group 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 well known 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 attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created images with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.

Vera Kox

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