A K Dolven

1953 · Norway

Artist biography

A K Dolven is seen as an established artist, who originates from Norway, like other celebrated artists such as Ludvig Eikaas, Marius Dahl, Anne Tiril Svensson, Roald Kyllingstad, and Sissel Hovden. A K Dolven was born in 1953.

Galleries and Exhibitions

A K Dolven is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galerie Anhava in Helsinki, Finland and OSL Contemporary in Oslo, Norway. A K Dolven most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Copenhagen with the exhibition What do I do with the world. The exhibition was open from 30 August 2017 until 30 September 2017. A K Dolven's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; OSL Contemporary in Oslo (28 November 2019 - 20 December 2019) with the name Tekstvevnad and OSL Contemporary in Oslo (28 February 2019 - 06 April 2019) with the name seng og sekund.

Further Biographical Context for A K Dolven

Born in 1953, A K Dolven was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained highly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured his status as a legendary artist, by bifurcating into film and magazine publishing, thus instituting a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly captivate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely significant, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

A K Dolven

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