Kjell Erik Killi Olsen

1952 · Norway

Artist biography

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Norway, like other prominent artists such as M.U.M, Katja Von Krogh, Ståle Blæsterdalen, Melanie Kitty, and Karin Augusta Nogva. Kjell Erik Killi Olsen was born in 1952.

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen's Gallery representation

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen is represented and exhibited by Galleri Brandstrup Oslo in Norway.

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen in private collections

On Artland, Greenhouse Hvasser includes works by Kjell Erik Killi Olsen, but also others by Liam Fallon, Douglas Mandry, and DUSKMANN, critically acclaimed artists and prominent figures of the Art World.

Further Biographical Context for Kjell Erik Killi Olsen

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen was born in 1952 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important 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 considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism bounced 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 resurfaced and regained its status, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and popular throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. A few significant international movements that defined the era include photorealism, which was firstly introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which had a strong impact on the visual culture.

Kjell Erik Killi Olsen

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