Michael Landy

Michael Landy (b.1963) is a British artist, widely known as one of the Young British Artists. Working across a variety of media, amongst his most famed works is the performance piece installation Break Down (2001).

In 2008, he was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and in 2021 was appointed CBE for his services to art. His work has been exhibited internationally.

In 2017, he created the piece 'Pylon Man' (2017) inspired by Felix, a seven-year-old suffering from a rare blood disorder, who dreamed of being an electroman. The work was donated for auction at the 2017 Art of Wishes Gala, courtesy of Michael Landy and Thomas Dane Gallery.

Portrait of Michael Landy, Photo © David Bebber

  • Area: Artist

  • Area: Artist