Izabella Gustowska

1948 · Poland

Artist biography

Izabella Gustowska is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Poland, like other renowned artists such as Karol Radiszewski, Cezary Poniatowski, Zofia Pałucha, Monika Bulanda, and Marcin Maciejowski. Izabella Gustowska was born in 1948.

Izabella Gustowska's Gallery representation

Izabella Gustowska's work is available for viewing at Galerie Wagner + Partner located in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Izabella Gustowska

Born in 1948, Izabella Gustowska was as deeply indebted to the events of the 1960s as their formative influences. Art turned into a vehicle for dogmas and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing simultaneously as the most defining art movements of the decade. Pop Art in New York city embraced the culture of mass media and mass consumerism, with Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann getting inspired by television, comic strips, billboards and other products of the rise of Capitalism for their artworks. On the other side of the country, the West Coast in California, the first elements of what would be known as Conceptual art were developing. Minimalism developed the central idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the real world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Minimalism became influential through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was an essential by-product of the latter, at the same time critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, distinctive to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for example, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism strongly influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to depict the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the haunting anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.