Jan Tarasin

1926 · Poland

Artist biography

Jan Tarasin is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Poland, like other well-known artists such as Ryszard Grzyb, Norbert Delman, Margarete Jakschik, Przemek Matecki, and Paweł Górski. Jan Tarasin was born in 1926.

Jan Tarasin's Gallery representation

Jan Tarasin is represented by Starmach Gallery located in Krakow, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Tarasin

Jan Tarasin was born in 1926 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Jan Tarasin

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