Viktors Svikis

1978 · Lithuania

Artist biography

Viktors Svikis is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Lithuania, like other prominent artists such as Marius Bumbulis, Rute Merk, Vilius Naujikas, Ruta Matuleviciute, and Konstantinas Gaitanži. Viktors Svikis was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Viktors Svikis' work is available for viewing at Galerie Michaela Stock located in Vienna, Austria. Viktors Svikis' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition STORYLINES at Galerie Michaela Stock in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition was open from 24 June 2019 until 30 August 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Viktors Svikis

Born in 1978, Viktors Svikis was predominantly influenced by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became known for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Viktors Svikis

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