Anja Niemi

1976 · Norway

Artist biography

Anja Niemi is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Norway, like other famous artists such as Sverre Gullesen, Nils Elvebakk Skalegård, Jon Utheim, Kristin Austreid, and Trude Johansen. Anja Niemi was born in 1976.

About Anja Niemi's work

Anja Niemi's work is grounded in figuration. Some world-renowned artists praised for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply designated as being the farthest from abstract art, since it principally consists of the depiction of objects or figures holding a strong reference to reality. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains highly resourceful and inventive, encompassing a multitude of styles and mediums, ranging from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anja Niemi is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galerie XII in Paris, France and The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Anja Niemi most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam (13 December 2019 until 17 January 2020) with the exhibition 'The Blow'. Anja Niemi's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam (08 September 2018 - 27 October 2018) with the name SHE COULD HAVE BEEN A COWBOY and Shoot Gallery in Oslo (07 February 2020 - 29 February 2020) with the name Shoot market. Anja Niemi's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called SHE COULD HAVE BEEN A COWBOY and took place at The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 08 September 2018 to 27 October 2018.

16 of Anja Niemi's works are currently for sale on Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Anja Niemi

Anja Niemi was born in 1976 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

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