Aljoscha

1974 · Germany

Artist biography

Aljoscha is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Oliver Heissner, Stefanie Gutheil, Hito Steyerl, Maike Mümmler, and John Bock. Aljoscha was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Aljoscha's work is available for viewing at Beck & Eggeling located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Aljoscha most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf (31 May 2017 until 29 July 2017) with the exhibition The Gates Of The Sun And The Land Of Dreams.

Further Biographical Context for Aljoscha

Born in 1974, Aljoscha was primarily influenced by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained major recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.

Aljoscha

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