Mårten Medbo

1964 · Sweden

Artist biography

Mårten Medbo is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other celebrated artists such as Oskar Koliander, Tommy Sveningsson, Katarina Axelsson, Violeta Malmrup, and Ernst Billgren. Mårten Medbo was born in 1964.

Mårten Medbo's Gallery representation

Mårten Medbo is represented by Larsen Warner in Stockholm, Sweden.

Further Biographical Context for Mårten Medbo

Born in 1964, Mårten Medbo was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mårten Medbo

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