Kim Simonsson

1974 · Finland

Artist biography

Kim Simonsson is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other celebrated artists such as Jenni Hiltunen, Jarno Vesala, Corinna Helenelund, Robert Lucander, and Viljami Heinonen. Kim Simonsson was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kim Simonsson's work is available for viewing at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, Finland. Kim Simonsson's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki (26 September 2019 until 19 October 2019) with the exhibition Chosen. Kim Simonsson's only other exhibition is GROUP EXHIBITION: FROM THE SHADOWS OF NIGHT TO THE BRIGHTNESS OF DAY, which took place at Makasiini Contemporary in Turku, Finland (28 February 2019 - 06 April 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Kim Simonsson

Born in 1974, Kim Simonsson grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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 creatives, 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 work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exerted a strong influence on younger artists.

Kim Simonsson

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