Jussi Ojala

1956 · Finland

Artist biography

Jussi Ojala is an established artist, who originates from Finland, like other well-known artists such as Tiina Raitanen, Tiina Itkonen, Fanny Tavastila, Caj Bremer, and Juha Pekka Matias Laakkonen. Jussi Ojala was born in 1956.

Jussi Ojala's Gallery representation

Jussi Ojala's work is on display at Berg Gallery located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Further Biographical Context for Jussi Ojala

Jussi Ojala was born in 1956 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. Street art started to appear as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Fuelled by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days showed that it could endure in a perpetual flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the boundaries of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Jussi Ojala

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