Gilbert and George
UK Artists- Performance Art, Live Art, Durational Art
Gilbert & George are an influential collaborative artist duo. Best known for their distinctive brightly colored photo collages, they describe their art as living sculpture. Mostly comprised of large-scale photographs, their oeuvre spans the subjects of traditional black-and-white photography, queer culture, and ultra-violence. Indebted to Pop Art, Conceptualism, and performance art, their work went on to influence the art of the Young British Artists, including Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin. Gilbert Prousch born on September 17, 1943 in Martin Tor, Italy and George Passmore born on January 8, 1942 in Plymouth, United Kingdom, met and fell in love in 1967 while studying at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. The artists have enjoyed decades of critical and popular acclaim, including a retrospective at the Tate Modern in London and representing the United Kingdom at the 2005 Venice Biennale.