Marcus Mårtenson

1972 · Sweden

Artist biography

Marcus Mårtenson is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other famous artists such as IOH, Henning Hamilton, David Molander, Malin Gabriella Nordin, and Windy Fur Rundgren. Marcus Mårtenson was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marcus Mårtenson's work is available for viewing at Galerie Forsblom located in Helsinki, Finland. Marcus Mårtenson's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Total Noise at Galerie Forsblom | Stockholm in Sweden. The exhibition was open from 14 November 2019 until 11 January 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Marcus Mårtenson

Marcus Mårtenson was born in 1972 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s growing up. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Marcus Mårtenson

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