Ebba Matz

1963 · Sweden

Artist biography

Ebba Matz is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Sweden, like other prominent artists such as Emanuel Almborg, Kristoffer Nilson, Ulrika Strömbäck, Magnus Wallin, and Jonas Dahlberg. Ebba Matz was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ebba Matz' work is available for viewing at Cecilia Hillström Gallery located in Stockholm, Sweden. Ebba Matz' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 8 minutes 20 seconds at Cecilia Hillström Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition was open from 24 August 2017 until 30 September 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Ebba Matz

Born in 1963, Ebba Matz' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Ebba Matz