Jan Kolata

1949 · Germany

Artist biography

Jan Kolata is seen as an established artist, who was born in Germany. Jan Kolata was born in 1949. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Sigmar Polke and Rebecca Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jan Kolata's work is available for viewing at Galerie Le Feuvre in Paris, France. Jan Kolata's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Le Feuvre in Paris (12 January 2019 until 09 February 2019) with the exhibition "Coetus Exhibitionem", les photos de l'exposition.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Kolata

Jan Kolata was born in 1949 and was primarily inspired by the 1960s. The 1960s were a sensational decade internationally, witnessing a great increase of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the twentieth century, and was characterised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place across the globe. Psychedelia, an enormous increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The key figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world many artistic movements echoed the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their idiosyncratic approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Jan Kolata