Sebastian Utzni

1981 · Germany

Artist biography

Sebastian Utzni is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Germany, like other well-known artists such as Thomas Kiesewetter, Markus Karstiess, Dennis Feddersen, Lukas Duwenhögger, and Torge Steffens. Sebastian Utzni was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sebastian Utzni's work is available for viewing at Herrmann Germann Contemporary located in Zurich, Switzerland. Sebastian Utzni most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich with the exhibition 17.71% Confetti. The exhibition was open from 30 August 2019 until 04 October 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Sebastian Utzni

Sebastian Utzni was born in 1981, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted 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 gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. 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 formed an influential group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Sebastian Utzni

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