Kristof Kintera

1973 · Czech Republic

Artist biography

Kristof Kintera is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Czech Republic, like other celebrated artists such as Jan Merta, Vera Frenkel, Lucia Moholy, František Drtikol, and Marta Kolarova. Kristof Kintera was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kristof Kintera is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as Czech Republic, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Jiri Svestka Gallery in Prague, Sapar Contemporary in New York, as well as Jiri Svestka in Berlin. Kristof Kintera's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition No one has nothing at z2o Sara Zanin Gallery in Rome, Italy. The exhibition was open from 05 May 2019 until 13 June 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Kristof Kintera

Born in 1973, Kristof Kintera was predominantly influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Kristof Kintera

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