Leif Elggren

1950 · Sweden

Artist biography

Leif Elggren is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Nadja Bournonville, Jårg Geismars, Victoria Wånsander, Ockie Basgül Dogan, and Helena Ek Lund. Leif Elggren was born in 1950.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Leif Elggren's work is available for viewing at Belenius in Stockholm, Sweden. Leif Elggren's work has most recently been exhibited at Belenius in Stockholm (25 February 2020 until 25 February 2020) with the exhibition Semlan. Leif Elggren's work has also been exhibited during the One work by each artist exhibition at Belenius in Stockholm, Sweden (15 November 2019 - 06 December 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Leif Elggren

Leif Elggren was born in 1950, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an prominent position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements gained popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Leif Elggren

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