Elina Brotherus

1972 · Finland

Artist biography

Elina Brotherus is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other celebrated artists such as Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen, Raija Malka, Johannes Sorvali, Elina Autio, and Sirpa Särkijärvi. Elina Brotherus was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Elina Brotherus' work, including galleries in countries such as Denmark, Spain, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, Camara Oscura in Madrid, as well as Persons Projects in Berlin. Elina Brotherus' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Activity of Matter at gb agency in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 29 November 2019 until 10 January 2020. Elina Brotherus' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Camara Oscura in Madrid (04 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) with the name A New Sense of Order and Camara Oscura in Madrid (11 September 2019 - 27 December 2019) with the name Running past camera – Running towards camera. Elina Brotherus' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Reflections: From Here to There and took place at Gallery Taik Persons in Berlin, Germany from the 29 June 2018 to 08 September 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Elina Brotherus

Elina Brotherus was born in 1972 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Elina Brotherus

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