Martine Poppe

1988 · Norway

Artist biography

Martine Poppe is regarded as an emerging contemporary artist, who originates from Norway, like other prominent artists such as Signe Marie Andersen, Jørgen Moe, Gunhild Rudjord, Sofie Berntsen, and Kristine Dragland. Martine Poppe was born in 1988.

About Martine Poppe's works

Martine Poppe is regarded as a main figure in the fields of Minimalism and Figuration. Minimalism is a contemporary art movement that started to emerge in the post World War II era, in New York city. The roots of minimalism mainly lay in a desire to create an art devoid of expression and metaphors, as well as distance the productions from the traditionally accepted standards of fine art. This mindset started to break through among new artists, who were bored of the current state of art, which they deemed stale and too academic. Minimalist artists really sought to break down all traditional and established conceptions about what could constitute art, making it one of the most radical and progressive movements of the modern period. Some of the key figures of Minimalism include Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Frank Stella. In Minimalism, the central idea is that art should have its own reality, rather than try to imitate life. Indeed, the viewer is solely inclined to see the purity of the artwork presented, as defined by its formal elements, like line and colour, and to grasp the harmony of something which does not try to be anything else than what it is. Minimalism remains one of the most significant modern art movements.

Figurative art can merely be understood as art that involves strong references to the real world, or to the human figure. Often considered as the polar opposite of Abstraction, figurative art can nonetheless remain incredibly stimulating and ground-breaking, since it involves a significant number of possibilities to represent the chosen object or figure. The diversity of style in figurative art is enormous, and spans across Paul Cézanne’s bathers to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s neo-expressionist paintings.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martine Poppe's work is on display in 3 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany. Some of those galleries are Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, Melior Place and Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom, as well as Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany. Martine Poppe's work has most recently been exhibited at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom (28 August 2019 until 31 August 2019) with the exhibition Exhibition for Enter Art Fair. Martine Poppe's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Waiting for Y (20 June 2019 - 19 July 2019) at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom and Volta 13 (12 June 2017 - 17 June 2017) at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom. Martine Poppe's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Volta 13 and took place at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom from the 12 June 2017 to 17 June 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Martine Poppe

Born in 1988, Martine Poppe was largely inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning 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 group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on younger artists.

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