Hanna Haaslahti

1969 · Finland

Artist biography

Hanna Haaslahti is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other celebrated artists such as Esko Männikkö, Sirpa Särkijärvi, Virva Hinnemo, Laura Horelli, and Otto Karvonen. Hanna Haaslahti was born in 1969.

Hanna Haaslahti's Gallery representation

Hanna Haaslahti's work is on display at Galleria Heino in Helsinki, Finland.

Further Biographical Context for Hanna Haaslahti

Hanna Haaslahti was born in 1969 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Hanna Haaslahti

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