Paul Sochacki

1983 · Poland

Artist biography

Paul Sochacki is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Poland, like other celebrated artists such as Mariola Brillowska, Stefan Wojnecki, Ania Soliman, Cezary Poniatowski, and Hubert Czerepok. Paul Sochacki was born in 1983.

Exhibitions

Paul Sochacki most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Exile in Vienna with the exhibition Soul of the desert. The exhibition was open from 23 October 2019 until 22 November 2019. Paul Sochacki's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Craving Caring Clumsy Connection, which took place at Soy Capitán in Berlin, Germany (27 April 2018 - 23 April 2018).

Paul Sochacki in private collections

On Artland Paul Sochacki's works can be found in the collection of 🌙, who for instance also has works by other artists including Choi Jun Kun, Philipp Keel, and Farhad Farzali.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Sochacki

Born in 1983, Paul Sochacki's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. A group 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. A number 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 outlook that was rebellious yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as represented in the work of artists including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Paul Sochacki

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  • Exhibitions 2

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