Katja Larsson

1987 · Sweden

Artist biography

Katja Larsson is a young emerging artist, who originates from Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Tommy Sveningsson, Karin Ohlin, M Øyk, Lap-See Lam, and Christine Ödlund. Katja Larsson was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Katja Larsson is represented and exhibited by Cecilia Hillström Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. Katja Larsson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cecilia Hillström Gallery in Stockholm (06 November 2019 until 13 December 2019) with the exhibition Mythologies.

Further Biographical Context for Katja Larsson

Katja Larsson was born in 1987 and was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Katja Larsson