Alex Bunn

1948 · Norway

Artist biography

Alex Bunn is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Norway. Alex Bunn was born in 1948. Artists Bjørn Ransve, Jan Groth and Marianne Heske are of the same generation and same country as Alex Bunn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alex Bunn is represented and exhibited by NoPlace located in Oslo, Norway. Alex Bunn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at NoPlace in Oslo with the exhibition Nervous Wrecks. The exhibition was open from 05 January 2018 until 21 January 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Alex Bunn

Born in 1948, Alex Bunn was primarily inspired by the 1960s. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s represent an extremely powerful era which generated an important number of disruptions and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would eternally mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, events such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society followed, with ground-breaking philosophies and movements evolving in a cradle of innovation. Simplicity and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. Exploring further into some of the ideas inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – decidedly relating to Minimalism, with an essentially ruled-based approach, devoid of any expressive aspect. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily seduced by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often associated with the human condition. Internationally, an important number of art movements resonated with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group espoused similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

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Alex Bunn

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