Lars Bergström

1962 · Sweden

Artist biography

Lars Bergström is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Sweden, like other celebrated artists such as Edwin Österman, Mikael Olsson, Fredrik Paulsen, Mark Frygell, and Anders Rönnlund. Lars Bergström was born in 1962.

Further Biographical Context for Lars Bergström

Lars Bergström was born in 1962, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 culture. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, 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 leading 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.

Lars Bergström

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