Katrin Westman

1987 · Sweden

Artist biography

Katrin Westman is an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Sweden, like other renowned artists such as Katrin Westman, Katrine Helmersson , Henrik Isaksson Garnell, Irja Bodén, and Olle Baertling . Katrin Westman was born in 1987.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Katrin Westman's work is available for viewing at Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Stockholm, Sweden. Katrin Westman's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Stockholm (22 February 2018 until 29 March 2018) with the exhibition Skall.

Further Biographical Context for Katrin Westman

Katrin Westman was born in 1987 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Also gaining prominence at this time was a developing trend in Japan related to the huge boom in advertising and consumerism that took place during the economic dominance of the 1980s. The indigenous comic book culture of manga, allied to trends in advertising, graphic design and packaging, saw a young artist called Takashi Murakami develop his theories which he coined ’Superflat’. Influenced by his experiences in New York City in the mid-1990s, Murakami was to form a significant group called Kaikaikiki, which became internationally renowned as an artistic group.

Katrin Westman

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