Jårg Geismars

1958 · Sweden

Artist biography

Jårg Geismars is seen as an established artist, who was born in Sweden - other established artists such as Helene Schmitz, Sven-Åke Johansson, Claes Oldenburg, Ivana Kralikova, and Joakim Almroth were also born in Sweden. Jårg Geismars was born in 1958.

Galleries

Jårg Geismars is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are Galleri Fagerstedt in Stockholm, Sweden and Ruttkowski 68 in Cologne, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Jårg Geismars

Jårg Geismars was born in 1958 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to create life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Jårg Geismars

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