ARTISTS Bios and Information

Angus Fairhurst

Angus Fairhust was an English artist born on 4th of October 1966, and worked in installation, photography, and videography. He was arguably one of the most famous members of the Young British Artist ever lived due to his ultimately shocking death. Fairhust was active in the field of painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and videography. Ever since his early college days, he displayed the desire to experiment and making sure his pieces are completely unique and unmatched, and oftentimes underlined with a strong note of humour. Since entering the scene of the British art scene, he was the focal point of many exhibitions both in Europe and the United States.

Angus Fairhust attended The Judd School between the years of 1978 and 1985 and graduated in 1989 in Fine Art at the Goldsmiths College. He shared a common interest with Damien Hirst from the same college with diplomas and collaborated in the 1988 student show which they both organised. Fairhust and Damien eventually became close friends on many projects and stood out for his unique creative vocabulary, which was often underlined by visual distortions and practical jokes. After graduation, he started making name for himself on both national and international levels. He continued to experiment and tested how far a modern artist is capable of going, by utilises all the contemporary material surroundings and techniques at his/her disposal.

In 1991, Angus presented his remarkably Gallery Connections in which he exclusively networked the telephones of the most successful; art dealers in London so that they could communicate with each other. The piece was greeted with much skepticism as the gallery owners were scared that they are in some way manipulated by such endeavour. Although his career was exciting and fun at the very least; one who decided to investigate his life will eventually come to a shocking and abrupt end of a tale. He passed away on 29 March 2008, on the final day of his third solo show held at the Sadie Coles Head Quarter Gallery in London.