Jakub Ciezki

1979 · Poland

Artist biography

Jakub Ciezki is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Poland, like other well-known artists such as Marta Zawadzka, Rafał Jakubowicz, Gregor Gaida, Gabriel Orlowski, and Maria Loboda. Jakub Ciezki was born in 1979.

Jakub Ciezki's Gallery representation

Jakub Ciezki is represented and exhibited by Propaganda in Warsaw, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Jakub Ciezki

Born in 1979, Jakub Ciezki was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. A group 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. A number 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 famous 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 attitude that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Jakub Ciezki

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