Paweł Althamer

1967 · Poland

Artist biography

Paweł Althamer is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Poland, like other celebrated artists such as Miros?Aw Ba?Ka, Dinocent Signs, Marek Chlanda, Jaroslaw Flicinski, and Krzysztof Wodiczko. Paweł Althamer was born in 1967.

Paweł Althamer's Gallery representation

Paweł Althamer is represented by Galeria Foksal located in Warsaw, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Paweł Althamer

Paweł Althamer was born in 1967 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Paweł Althamer

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