Mattias Frogemar

1972 · Sweden

Artist biography

Mattias Frogemar is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other celebrated artists such as Knutte Wester, Bengt Lindström, David Ohlsson, Ac Collin, and Anna Halldin-Maule. Mattias Frogemar was born in 1972.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mattias Frogemar's work is available for viewing at Galleri Hera located in Stockholm, Sweden. Mattias Frogemar most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Hera in Stockholm with the exhibition Solo show. The exhibition was open from 22 March 2019 until 09 April 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Mattias Frogemar

Born in 1972, Mattias Frogemar's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. 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, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number 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 well-known 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 public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in 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 key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this idea.

Mattias Frogemar

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