Ann Edholm

1953 · Sweden

Artist biography

Ann Edholm is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other renowned artists such as Oskar Hult, Kent Iwemyr, Dick Hedlund, Lina Bjerneld, and Anders Rönnlund. Ann Edholm was born in 1953.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Ann Edholm's work, which are Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden and Galerie Nordenhake | Berlin in Germany. Ann Edholm's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The green of the distant meadows at Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden. The exhibition was open from 21 August 2019 until 20 September 2019. Ann Edholm's work has also been exhibited during the GROUP EXHIBITION Form Shapes Language exhibition at Moran Moran in Los Angeles, the United States (14 July 2018 - 25 August 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Ann Edholm

Born in 1953, Ann Edholm was largely inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist OF his standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Across the globe, numerous movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical ideologies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also received critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Ann Edholm