Georg Guðni

1961 · Iceland

Artist biography

Georg Guðni is an established artist, who was born in Iceland - other established artists such as Finnbogi Pétursson, Gunnar Örn, Steingrímur Eyfjörð, No, and Einar Thorsteinn were also born in Iceland. Georg Guðni was born in 1961.

Georg Guðni's Gallery representation

Georg Guðni is represented by Hverfisgallerí in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Further Biographical Context for Georg Guðni

Georg Guðni was born in 1961 and was largely inspired creatively 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 culture. The 1980s were a significant 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Georg Guðni

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