Kjartan Slettemark

1932 - 2008 · Norway

Artist biography

Kjartan Slettemark was a creative artist, who originated from Norway. Born in 1932, Kjartan Slettemark passed away in 2008. Artists Kjartan Slettemark, Iver Jåks and Nils Sigurd Aas are of the same generation and same country as Kjartan Slettemark.

Kjartan Slettemark in private collections

On Artland, Kjartan Slettemark's works can be seen in several Collections, including Jan Evensen and Edwin. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Tora Aghabayova, DUSKMANN, and Sissi Farassat.

Further Biographical Context for Kjartan Slettemark

Kjartan Slettemark was born in 1932 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Kjartan Slettemark

  • Artworks in Collections 5
  • Exhibitions 1

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