YBA – Young British Artists

Young British Artists, also referred to as Britart, is a whole group of Goldsmiths graduates from the 1980s who have earned a reputation in the art world for its daring art, which perhaps culminated at the Sensation exhibition in 1997.

In some instances, Britart is also labelled  Shock Art, and their counter-movement has been named Stuckism by Tracey Emin, one of YBA’s biggest names.

Some of the artists were quite soon collected by Charles Saatchi, and represented by the likes of White Cube Gallery.

A non-exhaustive list of YBA artists would include: Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Gary Hume, Fiona Rae, Gavid Turk, Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing and Marcus Harvey.