Espen Dietrichson

1976 · Norway

Artist biography

Espen Dietrichson is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Norway, like other celebrated artists such as Cecilie Bjørgäs Jordheim, Sten Are Sandbeck, Kjartan Slettemark, Tegneklubben Tegneklubben, and Ole Martin Lund Bø. Espen Dietrichson was born in 1976.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Espen Dietrichson's work is available for viewing at Galleri Haaken in Oslo, Norway. Espen Dietrichson's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition The Third Place at Galleri Haaken in Oslo, Norway. The exhibition was open from 31 May 2018 until 24 June 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Espen Dietrichson

Born in 1976, Espen Dietrichson was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period 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 a key decade politically, 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 leading 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.

Espen Dietrichson