1972 · Faroe Islands
Bjarni Mohr is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Faroe Islands, like other well-known artists such as Eyvindur Mohr, Gunleif Grube, Heidi av Reyni, Hansine Iversen, and Amariel Nordoy. Bjarni Mohr was born in 1972.
Bjarni Mohr in private collections
It is the collector Rasmus Hvelplund Riis, who is in possession of artwork by Bjarni Mohr at Artland. Rasmus Hvelplund Riis also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Thomas Flechtner, and Liam Fallon.
Further Biographical Context for Bjarni Mohr
Bjarni Mohr was born in 1972 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by many trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as presented in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.