Bendik Kaltenborn

1980 · Norway

Artist biography

Bendik Kaltenborn is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Norway, like other well-known artists such as Eirik Senje, Per Krohg, Guttorm Guttormsgaard, Lars Fiske, and Øivind Nygård. Bendik Kaltenborn was born in 1980.

Bendik Kaltenborn in private collections

On Artland Bendik Kaltenborn's art can be found in the following collection: Twice As Nice which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Cristiano Carotti, Qafar Rzayev, and Ruth Asawa.

Further Biographical Context for Bendik Kaltenborn

Bendik Kaltenborn was born in 1980, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this agenda.

Bendik Kaltenborn

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