1982 · Slovenia
Aleksander Velišcek is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Slovenia, like other prominent artists such as Marjetica Potrc, Urška Rednak, Helena Tahir, Adrijan Praznik, and Evgen Bavcar. Aleksander Velišcek was born in 1982.
Aleksander Velišcek's Gallery representation
Aleksander Velišcek is represented and exhibited by AplusA located in Venice, Italy.
Further Biographical Context for Aleksander Velišcek
Born in 1982, Aleksander Velišcek grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.
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