Anders Rönnlund

1951 · Sweden

Artist biography

Anders Rönnlund is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Sweden - other established artists such as Ockie Basgül Dogan, Cecelia Stenmark, Martin Wickström, Julius Göthlin, and Katarina Löfström were also born in Sweden. Anders Rönnlund was born in 1951.

Anders Rönnlund's Gallery representation

Anders Rönnlund is represented by Galleri Fagerstedt located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Further Biographical Context for Anders Rönnlund

Anders Rönnlund was born in 1951 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions 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 elements of Conceptualism with further reflections 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 decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, evolving from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate 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 on city walls. Following, the international reach of street art would become extremely significant, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Anders Rönnlund

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