1973 · Poland
Bartek Materka is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Poland, like other celebrated artists such as Wawrzyniec Tokarski, Dominik Jałowiński, Adam Jastrzebski, Tomasz Mroz, and Stanisław Dróżdż. Bartek Materka was born in 1973.
Bartek Materka's Gallery representation
Bartek Materka is represented and exhibited by Raster in Warsaw, Poland.
Further Biographical Context for Bartek Materka
Bartek Materka was born in 1973 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.
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