Martin Gustavsson

1964 · Sweden

Artist biography

Martin Gustavsson is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Hanna Roloff, Catherine Anyango Grünewald, Matts Leiderstam, Ann-Marie Steinmann, and Charlotte Jönsson. Martin Gustavsson was born in 1964.

Martin Gustavsson's exhibition

Martin Gustavsson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Flach in Stockholm (23 August 2019 until 28 September 2019) with the exhibition ”Un Chant Ecarlate” / ”In no Particular Order”.

Further Biographical Context for Martin Gustavsson

Martin Gustavsson was born in 1964 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Martin Gustavsson

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