Jerzy “Jurry” Zieliński

1943 · Poland

Artist biography

Jerzy “Jurry” Zieliński is seen as an established artist, who originates from Poland, like other famous artists such as Alice Musiol, Sławomir Elsner, Przemysław Jasielski, Marcin Maciejowski, and Joanna Malinowska. Jerzy “Jurry” Zieliński was born in 1943.


Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Jerzy “Jurry” Zieliński's work. These are Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom and Luxembourg & Dayan | New York in the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Jerzy “Jurry” Zieliński

Jerzy “Jurry” Zieliński was born in 1943 and was largely influenced by the 1960s. 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 established the crucial idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to represent the real world. Born of a desire to eradicate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, while eliminating the expressive and highly personal aspect it would usually entail with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, particular to different areas 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. Throughout Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to portray the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the lingering anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Jerzy “Jurry” Zieliński

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