Marius Engh

1974 · Norway

Artist biography

Marius Engh is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Norway, like other well-known artists such as Øystein Tømmerås, Håkon Bleken, Marius Engh, Axel Tostrup Evensen, and Lise Simonnæs. Marius Engh was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marius Engh's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Italy, Norway, and Spain. Some of those galleries are Galleria Gentili in Italy, Standard (Oslo) in Norway, as well as Galería Luis Adelantado | Valencia in Spain. Marius Engh's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition "ESCHSCHOLZIA CALIFORNICA" at Standard (Oslo) in Norway. The exhibition was open from 18 August 2017 until 16 September 2017. Marius Engh's work has also been exhibited during the Bohemia exhibition at Galería Luis Adelantado | Valencia in Spain (29 January 2020 - 19 March 2020).

Marius Engh in private collections

Jhen and Jo Collection feature Marius Engh's works on Artland. They also include works by prominent figures such as Farhad Farzali, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Michele Gabriele.

Further Biographical Context for Marius Engh

Marius Engh was born in 1974 and was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Marius Engh

  • Artworks in Collections 8
  • Exhibitions 5

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