Brian Kokoska

1988 · Canada

Artist biography

Brian Kokoska is seen as an emerging artist, who originates from Canada, like other celebrated artists such as James Whittingham, Brad Phillips, Myriam Laplante, Marianna Gartner, and Cardiff And Miller (George Bures Miller). Brian Kokoska was born in 1988.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Brian Kokoska is represented by two galleries. These are Valentin in Paris, France and LVL3 in Chicago, the United States. Brian Kokoska most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Mirat in Madrid with the exhibition I WANT YOUR ORANGE BLOOD IN MY MUDDY POCKETS. The exhibition was open from 22 November 2018 until 24 January 2019. Brian Kokoska's work has also been exhibited during the Dark Mode (2014–2019) exhibition at ASHES/ASHES in New York, the United States (31 October 2019 - 14 December 2019).

Brian Kokoska in private collections

On Artland Brian Kokoska's works can be found in the collection of Alejandro Jassan, Garzon Garcia Collection, and Sasha and Lea Collection , who for instance also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Sarah Derat, and Choi Jun Kun.

Further Biographical Context for Brian Kokoska

Brian Kokoska was born in 1988 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. 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 group of artists, 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 famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami formed an influential collective called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Brian Kokoska

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