Jakub Matuška Aka Masker

1981 · Czech Republic

Artist biography

Jakub Matuška Aka Masker is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Czech Republic - other established artists such as Jakub Matuška Aka Masker, Jiří David, Mark Ther, Viktor Kolár, and Jiří Kovanda were also born in Czech Republic. Jakub Matuška Aka Masker was born in 1981.

Further Biographical Context for Jakub Matuška Aka Masker

Born in 1981, Jakub Matuška Aka Masker was primarily influenced by the 1990s. 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 group 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 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 attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. 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’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Jakub Matuška Aka Masker

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