Taysir Batniji

1966 · State of Palestine

Artist biography

Taysir Batniji is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from State of Palestine, like other celebrated artists such as Seth Price, Khaled Jarrar, Shadi Habib Allah, Steve Sabella, and Shawa, Laila. Taysir Batniji was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Taysir Batniji's work, which are Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris, France and Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Hamburg, Germany. Taysir Batniji's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris (24 January 2020 until 21 February 2020) with the exhibition Solo exhibition.

Further Biographical Context for Taysir Batniji

Taysir Batniji was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Taysir Batniji