David Molander

1983 · Sweden

Artist biography

David Molander is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Lisa Magnell, Sarah Jost, Daniel Enoksson, Ann-Sofi Sidén, and Måns Müllner. David Molander was born in 1983.

David Molander's Gallery representation

David Molander is represented by Cecilia Hillström Gallery located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Further Biographical Context for David Molander

David Molander was born in 1983 and was largely inspired by the 1990s. A group 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 renowned 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 known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the high 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 a number of 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 including Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

David Molander

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