Pola Dwurnik

1979 · Poland

Artist biography

Pola Dwurnik is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Poland, like other celebrated artists such as Bogdan P. K. Perzyński, Włodzimierz Borowski, Maks Cieślak, Peter Müller, and Moise Kisling. Pola Dwurnik was born in 1979.

About Pola Dwurnik's works

Pola Dwurnik is known for working in the fields of Conceptual and Abstraction work. Defined as a movement in the late 1960s, simultaneously in Europe and America, Conceptual art was significantly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism, although it took a step further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions one would have about art. Defining Conceptual art can be complex, as the boundaries are not clearly set, and constantly evolving. The artworks can take the form of almost anything, but the core idea stays the same - the strategies and concepts behind the art are more important than the finished artwork itself. The conceptual artists use a variety of materials and forms to freely explore the multitude of possibilities through which they want to convey their message. Some of the most critically acclaimed figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. French artist Marcel Duchamp is thought to be the forefather of Conceptualism, with his artwork Fontaine, where he controversially tried to blur the boundaries between art and reality.

Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead, with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes tries to achieve its effect. The term can be applied to art that is primarily based on an object, or figure, where the main features have been simplified. Abstraction has been highly influential in modern art since the 1900s, with its origins grounded in Impressionism. One of the first, most influential movements related to abstraction is Cubism, with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who through their work laid the foundations for a significant number of branches of abstract art.

Pola Dwurnik's Gallery representation

Pola Dwurnik is represented and exhibited by Daniel Benjamin Gallery located in London, the United Kingdom.

At the moment, Pola Dwurnik has a total of three artworks for sale at Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Pola Dwurnik

Born in 1979, Pola Dwurnik was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. 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 diverse collective of practitioners. Many 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 renowned 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 garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

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