Håkan Rehnberg

1953 · Sweden

Artist biography

Håkan Rehnberg is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other renowned artists such as Ted Hesselbom, Esters Eriksson, Cajsa von Zeipel, Ann Böttcher, and Olle Baertling . Håkan Rehnberg was born in 1953.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Håkan Rehnberg 's work is available on viewing in Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden and Galerie Nordenhake | Berlin in Germany. Håkan Rehnberg 's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Nordenhake | Stockholm in Sweden (20 February 2020 until 28 March 2020) with the exhibition Now.

Further Biographical Context for Håkan Rehnberg

Håkan Rehnberg was born in 1953 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial 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 another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. All over, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical ideologies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Håkan Rehnberg

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