Tomasz Kowalski

1984 · Poland

Artist biography

Tomasz Kowalski is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Poland, like other famous artists such as Katarzyna Przezwanska, Piotr Janas, Anna Panek, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Josef Herman. Tomasz Kowalski was born in 1984.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tomasz Kowalski's work is available on display in 6 galleries around the globe, such as in Austria, Poland, and Spain. Some of those galleries are Gabriele Senn Galerie in Vienna, Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp, and Galeria Dawid Radziszewski in Warsaw. Tomasz Kowalski most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Gabriele Senn Galerie in Vienna (27 March 2019 until 26 April 2019) with the exhibition ROCK PAPER SCISSORS | Schere Stein Papier. Tomasz Kowalski's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp (24 January 2019 - 02 March 2019) with the name The Last Waltz (For Leon) and Galeria Dawid Radziszewski in Warsaw (16 January 2020 - 21 February 2020) with the name Ghost, Actor, Thing. Tomasz Kowalski's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called ‚New Vehicle‘ and took place at Galerie Kleindienst in Leipzig, Germany from the 22 June 2018 to 25 August 2018.

Tomasz Kowalski in private collections

On Artland Tomasz Kowalski's works can be found in the following collection: johnnyroux which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Liam Fallon, Michele Gabriele, and Jesús Herrera Martínez.

Further Biographical Context for Tomasz Kowalski

Tomasz Kowalski was born in 1984 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. 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 famous 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 known 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 such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Tomasz Kowalski

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