Lasse Marttinen

1926 - 2007

Artist biography

Lasse Marttinen was a creative visual artist. Lasse Marttinen was born in 1926 and died in 2007. Artists like Kenjiro Azuma, Věra Heřmanská, Fulvio Monai, Francois Morellet, and Farnese De Andrade were also born in 1926.

Further Biographical Context for Lasse Marttinen

Lasse Marttinen was born in 1926 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Lasse Marttinen

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