Krzysztof Wodiczko

1943 · Poland

Artist biography

Krzysztof Wodiczko is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Poland, like other well-known artists such as Cezary Poniatowski, Jan Mioduszewski, Tomasz Kulka, Agata Bogacka, and Piotr Lutyński. Krzysztof Wodiczko was born in 1943.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Krzysztof Wodiczko's work is on display in two galleries, which are Galeria Foksal in Poland and Galerie Lelong | New York in the United States. Krzysztof Wodiczko most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Lelong | New York in the United States (24 January 2020 until 06 March 2020) with the exhibition A House Divided....

Further Biographical Context for Krzysztof Wodiczko

Krzysztof Wodiczko was born in 1943 and was predominantly inspired by the 1960s growing up. In the art sphere, a multitude of significant changes were also taking place. Pop Art, embracing the culture of mass media through the artworks of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was slowly breaking down the bases on which the production and reception of art were built. Getting inspired from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists rejected the authority of highbrow art and created a revolutionary movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional expression and focused on art’s theoretical aspect – aspiring to pure visual responses. Honesty and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. The very first flourishing of Conceptualism was highly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideas of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the lament often linked to the human condition. worldwide, a significant number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Krzysztof Wodiczko

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