Karl Holmqvist

1964 · Sweden

Artist biography

Karl Holmqvist is an established artist, who originates from Sweden, like other celebrated artists such as Jarl Ingvarsson, Love Lundell, Jenny Lundgren, Björn Dawidsson (David), and Linn Fernström. Karl Holmqvist was born in 1964.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Karl Holmqvist's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in Belgium, Italy, and Mexico. Some of those galleries are Komplot and dépendance in Belgium, and Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy. Karl Holmqvist most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Patrick Seguin | Paris in France with the exhibition Just what is it that makes today so different, so appealing?. The exhibition was open from 17 October 2019 until 22 November 2019. Karl Holmqvist's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; #ALLTHISSCRATCHINISMAKINMEITCH… (03 September 2019 - 25 October 2019) at House of Gaga | Mexico City in Mexico and A SEED'S A STAR (14 June 2019 - 16 August 2019) at Loyal in Sweden. Karl Holmqvist's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called in search of characters... and took place at Galerie Neu in Berlin, Germany from the 12 December 2017 to 19 January 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Karl Holmqvist

Born in 1964, Karl Holmqvist was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Karl Holmqvist

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