Jiří David

1956 · Czech Republic

Artist biography

Jiří David is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Czech Republic, like other renowned artists such as Jan Kaláb, Igor Hosnedl, Pasta Oner, Jan Merta, and Jan Saudek. Jiří David was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jiří David is represented and exhibited by Le Guern Gallery located in Warsaw, Poland. Jiří David most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Thomas Erben Gallery in New York with the exhibition Middle European Mysticism. The exhibition was open from 08 January 2020 until 07 February 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Jiří David

Jiří David was born in 1956 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate during the following decade.

Jiří David

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