1951 · Sweden
Kennet Williamsson is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Sweden, like other renowned artists such as Veronica Brovall, Marie-Louise Ekman, Peter Hahne, Truls Melin, and Ted Hesselbom. Kennet Williamsson was born in 1951.
Kennet Williamsson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Berg Gallery in Stockholm (25 September 2019 until 01 November 2019) with the exhibition VESSELS AND WEAVES. Kennet Williamsson's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is reCLAYmed, which took place at Berg Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden (30 March 2019 - 11 May 2019).
Further Biographical Context for Kennet Williamsson
Born in 1951, Kennet Williamsson grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.