Jaana Maijala

1984 · Finland

Artist biography

Jaana Maijala is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other renowned artists such as Hans Rosenström , Samuli Heimonen, Mia Hamari, Mika Karhu, and Sampsa Sarparanta. Jaana Maijala was born in 1984.

Jaana Maijala's Gallery representation

Jaana Maijala is represented by Gallery Taik Persons in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Jaana Maijala

Jaana Maijala was born in 1984 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Jaana Maijala

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