Piotr Lakomy

1983 · Poland

Artist biography

Piotr Lakomy is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Poland, like other celebrated artists such as Stanisław Dróżdż, Tomasz Mroz, Tomasz Tatarczyk, Dorota Jurczak, and Dominika Berger. Piotr Lakomy was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Piotr Lakomy is represented by The Sunday Painter located in London, the United Kingdom. Piotr Lakomy's work has most recently been exhibited at The Sunday Painter in London (25 April 2019 until 07 June 2019) with the exhibition One Foot Bone Box. Piotr Lakomy's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; The Sunday Painter in London (06 July 2018 - 04 August 2018) with the name The shape left by the body and The Sunday Painter in London (05 May 2017 - 07 May 2017) with the name Frieze New York.

Further Biographical Context for Piotr Lakomy

Piotr Lakomy was born in 1983 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was an emergent trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form an influential group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Piotr Lakomy

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