Kari Soinio

1962 · Finland

Artist biography

Kari Soinio is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Finland, like other renowned artists such as Noora Schroderus, Johannes Hägglund, Emma Ainala, Jussi Niva, and Tiina Elina Nurminen . Kari Soinio was born in 1962.

Kari Soinio's Gallery representation

Kari Soinio is represented by Station Independent Projects located in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Kari Soinio

Kari Soinio was born in 1962 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Kari Soinio

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