Tomasz Ciecierski

1945 · Poland

Artist biography

Tomasz Ciecierski is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Poland, like other artists such as Igor Moritz, Katarzyna Krakowiak, Jasmina Metwaly, Stefan Wojnecki, and Norman Leto. Tomasz Ciecierski was born in 1945.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Tomasz Ciecierski's work. These are Le Guern Gallery and Galeria Foksal in Warsaw, Poland. Tomasz Ciecierski most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Propaganda in Warsaw with the exhibition COLOR USE IN PAINTING, NOW. The exhibition was open from 31 May 2019 until 12 July 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Tomasz Ciecierski

Born in 1945, Tomasz Ciecierski was predominantly inspired by the 1960s. The universal impact of the 1960s was truly sensational across the globe. Representative of a time stirring both faith and anger, the 1960s triggered an outburst of cutting-edge philosophies and movements, truly exciting and ground-breaking. Historically established in the context of the Cold War, which would have a highly powerful impact worldwide, mainly defined by the Iron Curtain dividing Europe both physically and spiritually, and significantly marked by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The 1960s re-defined all pre-existing expectations on gender, race and justice, questioned education as well as morality and selfhood – for instance through the civil rights movement and second wave of feminism, as well as student political uprisings. The significant boom of mass consumerism also defined the era, generating new trends in marketing and advertising. Minimalism developed the crucial idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the real world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key actors. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, while eliminating the emotional and highly personal aspect it would often associated with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply relating to Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that reverberated through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, distinctive to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for example, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies embraced by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism strongly influenced artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who strived to depict the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the haunting angst of the meaninglessness of life.

Tomasz Ciecierski

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