Alvar Gullichsen

1961 · Finland

Artist biography

Alvar Gullichsen is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Finland, like other well-known artists such as Jukka Rusanen , Juuso Noronkoski, Anni Leppälä, Henna Pohjola, and Linda Granfors. Alvar Gullichsen was born in 1961.

Alvar Gullichsen's Gallery representation

Alvar Gullichsen's work is available for viewing at Galleria Heino located in Helsinki, Finland.

Further Biographical Context for Alvar Gullichsen

Born in 1961, Alvar Gullichsen was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Alvar Gullichsen

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