Łukasz Jastrubczak

1984 · Poland

Artist biography

Łukasz Jastrubczak is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Poland, like other renowned artists such as Anna Orlikowska, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Anna Baranowski, Monika Sosnowska, and Wojtek Doroszuk. Łukasz Jastrubczak was born in 1984.

Łukasz Jastrubczak's Gallery representation

Łukasz Jastrubczak is represented by Galeria Dawid Radziszewski located in Warsaw, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Łukasz Jastrubczak

Łukasz Jastrubczak was born in 1984 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group 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, united 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 YBAs 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 gained a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in 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 decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Łukasz Jastrubczak

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