Astrid Preston

1945 · Sweden

Artist biography

Astrid Preston is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Anders Fogelin, Lars Lerin, Johan Thunell, Esters Eriksson, and Patrik Berg. Astrid Preston was born in 1945.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Astrid Preston's work is available for viewing at Craig Krull Gallery located in Los Angeles, the United States. Astrid Preston's work has most recently been exhibited at Craig Krull Gallery in Los Angeles (06 December 2019 until 17 January 2020) with the exhibition Group Exhibition. Astrid Preston's work has also been exhibited during the Relevant: A Holiday Group Show with a Political Edge exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States (27 November 2018 - 05 January 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Astrid Preston

Astrid Preston was born in 1945 and was largely inspired by the 1960s. The 1960s were an explosive decade internationally, witnessing a great increase of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place globally. Psychedelia, an enormous increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further defined the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key elements of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was an influential offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world many artistic movements echoed the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Astrid Preston

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