Hanna Ljungh

1974 · United States

Artist biography

Hanna Ljungh is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States, like other renowned artists such as Jason Benson, Nancy Graves, Nora Chavooshian, William Larson, and Alice Mackler. Hanna Ljungh was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Hanna Ljungh's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in Turkey and Sweden. Galleries include Anna Laudel in Istanbul, as well as Anna Bohman Gallery and ANNAELLEGALLERY in Stockholm. Hanna Ljungh most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at ANNAELLEGALLERY in Stockholm (17 January 2019 until 17 February 2019) with the exhibition ANATOMY OF A DESCENT. Hanna Ljungh's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is WINTER SHOW 2017, which took place at ANNAELLEGALLERY in Stockholm, Sweden (14 December 2017 - 11 January 2018).

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, particularly in the post war era, when the cultural importance of New York asserted its influence over Paris, previously thought of as the most important art centre internationally. Major art movements developed and cultivated in important ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in varied forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variants, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus various post-modern iterations of these many movements. In the modern and contemporary era, the United States has exercised a prevailing influence over the international visual culture, due to the dominion of its economic and political institutions. Key examples of world renowned U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Hanna Ljungh

Hanna Ljungh was born in 1974 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Hanna Ljungh

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