David Ohlsson

1985 · Sweden

Artist biography

David Ohlsson is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Sweden, like other renowned artists such as Henning Hamilton, Johan Thurfjell, Mikael Kihlman , Thomas Hämen, and Viktor Rosdahl. David Ohlsson was born in 1985.


David Ohlsson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cecilia Hillström Gallery in Stockholm with the exhibition Hypnotikon, sculpture, installation. The exhibition was open from 15 May 2019 until 14 June 2019. David Ohlsson's only other exhibition is Hibernaculum, which took place at Cecilia Hillström Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden (23 February 2017 - 01 April 2017).

Further Biographical Context for David Ohlsson

David Ohlsson was born in 1985 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s growing up. 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 group of artists, 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 successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became known 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 a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly irreverent sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

David Ohlsson

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