Guðmundur Thoroddsen

1980 · Iceland

Artist biography

Guðmundur Thoroddsen is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Iceland, like other prominent artists such as Ari Sigvaldason, Matthías Rúnar Sigurðsson, Dodda Maggý, Katrin Fridriks, and Thordis Adalsteinsdottir. Guðmundur Thoroddsen was born in 1980.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Guðmundur Thoroddsen's work is on display at Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York, the United States. Guðmundur Thoroddsen's work has most recently been exhibited at Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York (04 December 2019 until 08 December 2019) with the exhibition Untitled Art Miami 2019 | Booth A2.

Further Biographical Context for Guðmundur Thoroddsen

Born in 1980, Guðmundur Thoroddsen was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 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 leading 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.

Guðmundur Thoroddsen

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