Hubert Czerepok

1973 · Poland

Artist biography

Hubert Czerepok is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Poland, like other celebrated artists such as Tadeusz Kantor, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Dariusz Zielinski, Tomasz Kulka, and Magdalena Starska. Hubert Czerepok was born in 1973.

Hubert Czerepok's Gallery representation

Hubert Czerepok's work is on display at Zak | Branicka located in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Hubert Czerepok

Hubert Czerepok was born in 1973 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.