1966 - 2020 · Sweden
Lars Arrhenius was a creative visual artist, who originated from Sweden, like other celebrated artists such as Astrid Svangren, Kennet Williamsson, Emma Bjurström, Lars Englund, and Annika Larsson . Born in 1966, Lars Arrhenius passed away in 2020.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Lars Arrhenius' work, which are Galleri Specta in Copenhagen, Denmark and Taubert Contemporary in Berlin, Germany. Lars Arrhenius' work has most recently been exhibited at Galleri Specta in Copenhagen (05 April 2019 until 15 May 2019) with the exhibition The Ugly Troll and The Stupid Human. Lars Arrhenius' work has also been exhibited at other exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions Two films.. (18 November 2017 - 22 December 2017) at Galleri Specta in Copenhagen and Group Show with Gallery Artists (26 March 2020 - 02 May 2020) at Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm. Lars Arrhenius' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Two films.. and took place at Galleri Specta in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 18 November 2017 to 22 December 2017.
Further Biographical Context for Lars Arrhenius
Born in 1966, Lars Arrhenius' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere.
The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.