Hans Lannér

1947 · Sweden

Artist biography

Hans Lannér is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Sweden, like other renowned artists such as Patrik Evereus, Carin Ellberg , Fredrik Söderberg, Henrik Isaksson Garnell, and Jenny Källman. Hans Lannér was born in 1947.

Exhibitions

Hans Lannér's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm with the exhibition Group Show with Gallery Artists (26 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Hans Lannér's work has also been exhibited during the Föreställningar / Conceptions exhibition at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm, Sweden (19 January 2019 - 02 March 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Hans Lannér

Born in 1947, Hans Lannér was primarily inspired by the 1960s. In the art world, a multitude of significant changes were also taking place. Pop Art, embodying the culture of mass media through the artworks of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was gradually breaking down the foundations on which the production and reception of art were built. Drawing from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists refuted the authority of highbrow art and created a revolutionary movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional expression and focused on art’s theoretical features – aspiring to pure visual responses. Simplicity and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, embodied by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. Delving further into some of the ideas inherent to Abstract Expressionism, artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler practiced Colour Field Painting – strongly relating to Minimalism, with a fundamentally ruled-based approach, devoid of any expressive aspect. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often linked to the human condition. Internationally, an important number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni created Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Hans Lannér

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