Florian Slotawa

1972 · Germany

Artist biography

Florian Slotawa is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Fabian Reimann, Timm Rautert, Carl Strüwe, Christian Friedrich, and Lina Galactica. Florian Slotawa was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Florian Slotawa's work is available on display in 4 galleries around the globe, such as in Sweden, Switzerland, and Germany. The galleries exhibiting Florian Slotawa's work include Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden, von Bartha | Basel in Switzerland, as well as Galerie Nordenhake | Berlin in Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Florian Slotawa

Born in 1972, Florian Slotawa's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. 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 group 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 received, 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 major recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic quality that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger secured influential status in the artistic community.

Florian Slotawa

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