Artur Żmijewski

1966 · Poland

Artist biography

Artur Żmijewski is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Poland, like other prominent artists such as T.Rutt, Eliza Kopec, Joanna Rajkowska, Luiza Kurzyna, and Piotr Dluzniewski. Artur Żmijewski was born in 1966.

Artur Żmijewski's Gallery representation

Artur Żmijewski is represented by Galeria Foksal located in Warsaw, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Artur Żmijewski

Born in 1966, Artur Żmijewski's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Artur Żmijewski

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