Pawel Kowalewski

1958 · Israel

Artist biography

Pawel Kowalewski is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Israel, like other famous artists such as Guy Zagursky​, Roy Mordechay, Yael Bartana, Nir Hod, and Lior-Modan. Pawel Kowalewski was born in 1958.

Pawel Kowalewski's Gallery representation

Pawel Kowalewski is represented and exhibited by Propaganda in Warsaw, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Pawel Kowalewski

Pawel Kowalewski was born in 1958 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. A few noteworthy international movements that sharpened the era include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Pawel Kowalewski

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