Heli Rekula

1963 · Finland

Artist biography

Heli Rekula is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Finland, like other famous artists such as Janne Räisänen, Mika Palonen, Elisa Heinonen, Eeva Karhu, and Hanna-Maria Hammari. Heli Rekula was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Heli Rekula is represented by Helsinki Contemporary in Finland. Heli Rekula most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Helsinki Contemporary in Finland (03 October 2019 until 26 October 2019) with the exhibition Drunken gods and a box of colours.

Further Biographical Context for Heli Rekula

Heli Rekula was born in 1963 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. 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 prominent 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 key 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.

Heli Rekula

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