Finnbogi Pétursson

1959 · Iceland

Artist biography

Finnbogi Pétursson is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Iceland, like other celebrated artists such as Thorvaldur Skúlason, Elísabet Brynhildardóttir, Margrét H. Blöndal, Sara Riel, and Nathanaëlle Herbelin. Finnbogi Pétursson was born in 1959.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Finnbogi Pétursson is represented and exhibited by Persons Projects located in Berlin, Germany. Finnbogi Pétursson's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ARCO Madrid at Gallery Taik Persons in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition was open from 26 February 2020 until 01 March 2020. Finnbogi Pétursson's only other exhibition is Cyclic Repetitions, which took place at Persons Projects in Berlin, Germany (23 November 2018 - 15 February 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Finnbogi Pétursson

Finnbogi Pétursson was born in 1959 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received international distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were critically acclaimed.

Finnbogi Pétursson

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