David Ostrowski

1981 · Germany

Artist biography

David Ostrowski is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other celebrated artists such as Nikola Röthemeyer, Jasmin Werner, Frieder Haller, Friedrich Teepe, and Lukas Lehner. David Ostrowski was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

David Ostrowski's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany. Some of those galleries are 10 Hanover Street in the United Kingdom, as well as Sprüth Magers | Los Angeles and Simon Lee | New York in the United States. David Ostrowski most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Sprüth Magers | London in the United Kingdom (27 November 2018 until 19 January 2019) with the exhibition THE THIN RED LINE . David Ostrowski's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galeria Nuno Centeno in Porto (08 November 2019 - 21 December 2019) with the name Glas Im Auge and Carl Kostyál in Malmo (06 December 2017 - 11 January 2018) with the name How It’s Made. David Ostrowski's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called How It’s Made and took place at Carl Kostyál in Malmo, Sweden from the 06 December 2017 to 11 January 2018.

David Ostrowski in private collections

There are two collectors in possession of works by David Ostrowski at Artland. These collectors include Jimenez -Colon Collection and Garzon Garcia Collection, who also has works by other artists including Michael Staniak, Sissi Farassat, and Choi Jun Kun.

Further Biographical Context for David Ostrowski

David Ostrowski was born in 1981 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. 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 collective 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 renowned 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet enterprising. 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 such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created images with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.

David Ostrowski

  • Artworks in Collections 8
  • Exhibitions 9

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