1971 · Germany

Artist biography

Metulczki is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other famous artists such as Benjamin Dittrich, Kalinka Gieseler, Peter Busch, Bertram Schüler, and Max Dungert. Metulczki was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Metulczki's work is on display at ARTAe Galerie & Kunstvermittlung in Leipzig, Germany. Metulczki's work has most recently been exhibited at ARTAe Galerie & Kunstvermittlung in Leipzig (11 April 2019 until 29 May 2019) with the exhibition Zum güldenen Zahn.

Further Biographical Context for Metulczki

Metulczki was born in 1971 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Conceptual photography began to gain popularity, and was particularly inspired by German ideas and artists. German artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and in turn artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall created works with a cinematic aesthetic that was inspired by the German artists’ work. In terms of painting, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the artistic community.


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