Margret H Blondal

1970 · Iceland

Artist biography

Margret H Blondal is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Iceland, like other well-known artists such as Valgerdur Sigurdardóttir, Guðmundur Thoroddsen, Hugleikur Dagsson, withdrawal, and Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson. Margret H Blondal was born in 1970.

Margret H Blondal's Gallery representation

Margret H Blondal is represented by Galleria Alessandra Bonomo located in Rome, Italy.

Further Biographical Context for Margret H Blondal

Margret H Blondal was born in 1970, grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Margret H Blondal

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