Andrzej Bartosz Cwalina

1985

Artist biography

Andrzej Bartosz Cwalina is an established mid-career artist, Andrzej Bartosz Cwalina was born in 1985. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Tengfei Xu, Rasoul Akbarlou, John Skoog, Hilla Kurki, and George Anghelescu.

Further Biographical Context for Andrzej Bartosz Cwalina

Andrzej Bartosz Cwalina was born in 1985 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Andrzej Bartosz Cwalina

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