Jan Kenneth Weckman

1946 · Finland

Artist biography

Jan Kenneth Weckman is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Finland, like other prominent artists such as Elisa Heinonen, Timo Vaittinen, Lars-Gunnar Nordström, Jyrki Parantainen, and Pekka Jylhä . Jan Kenneth Weckman was born in 1946.

Jan Kenneth Weckman's Gallery representation

Jan Kenneth Weckman is represented and exhibited by Galleria Heino located in Helsinki, Finland.

Further Biographical Context for Jan Kenneth Weckman

Jan Kenneth Weckman was born in 1946 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1960s. The 1960s were a sensational decade internationally, witnessing a great increase of modernist philosophies and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the beginning of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the twentieth century, and was epitomised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place around the world. Psychedelia, an massive increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further epitomised the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, focused solely on line, colour and geometric form as key constituents of both painting and sculpture. The key figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a powerful offshoot of minimalism, a discipline that became renowned through the work of artists like Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, a number of artistic movements resonated the artistic concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of inspiration for artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Jan Kenneth Weckman

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