Slawomir Elsner

1976 · Poland

Artist biography

Slawomir Elsner is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Poland, like other well-known artists such as Jagoda Przybylak, Zdzisław Beksiński, Abakanowicz Magdalena, Marta Antoniak, and Anna Zuber. Slawomir Elsner was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Slawomir Elsner is represented by two galleries. These are Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland and LX Arts in New York, the United States. Slawomir Elsner's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Narration and Performance at Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich, Switzerland. The exhibition was open from 06 December 2019 until 28 February 2020. Slawomir Elsner's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Lullin + Ferrari in Zurich (29 March 2019 - 17 May 2019) with the name When the facts change, I change my mind and Feldbusch Wiesner Rudolph in Berlin (05 October 2018 - 24 November 2018) with the name Duo Show.

Further Biographical Context for Slawomir Elsner

Born in 1976, Slawomir Elsner's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Slawomir Elsner

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