Piotr Janas

1970 · Poland

Artist biography

Piotr Janas is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Poland - other established artists such as Whatshisname, Azorro, Aleksander Ryszka, Druga Grupa (Wacław Janicki), and Alex Urban were also born in Poland. Piotr Janas was born in 1970.

Piotr Janas' Gallery representation

Piotr Janas' work is available for viewing at Nicolas Krupp in Basel, Switzerland.

Further Biographical Context for Piotr Janas

Born in 1970, Piotr Janas was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. 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 culture. The 1980s were an important decade politically, 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Piotr Janas

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