Johanna Ehrnrooth

1958 · Finland

Artist biography

Johanna Ehrnrooth is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other prominent artists such as Toni R. Toivonen, Eeva-Riitta Eerola, Hans Rosenström , Matti Kujasalo, and Mari Sunna. Johanna Ehrnrooth was born in 1958.

Johanna Ehrnrooth's Gallery representation

Johanna Ehrnrooth's work is available for viewing at Galerie Forsblom located in Helsinki, Finland.

Further Biographical Context for Johanna Ehrnrooth

Johanna Ehrnrooth was born in 1958 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest 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 decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few noteworthy international movements that defined the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Johanna Ehrnrooth

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