Martti Jämsä

1959 · Finland

Artist biography

Martti Jämsä is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Finland, like other well-known artists such as Mika Taanila, Hilla Kurki, Nina Roos, Jorma Puranen, and Ilkka Suppanen. Martti Jämsä was born in 1959.

Martti Jämsä 's Gallery representation

Martti Jämsä 's work is available for viewing at Galleria Heino in Helsinki, Finland.

Further Biographical Context for Martti Jämsä

Martti Jämsä was born in 1959, grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and reinforce itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, strengthening the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the international extent of street art would become extremely influential, representing an extraordinary form of artistic expression.

Martti Jämsä

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