Matts Leiderstam

1956 · Sweden

Artist biography

Matts Leiderstam is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Margareta Bergman, Michael Richter, Kristoffer Nilson, Humlan Lange, and Alexander Gutke. Matts Leiderstam was born in 1956.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Matts Leiderstam is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Andréhn-Schiptjenko in Sweden. Matts Leiderstam's work has most recently been exhibited at Hopstreet in Brussels (11 May 2019 until 05 July 2019) with the exhibition VISIBLE – INVISIBLE. Matts Leiderstam's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Contemporary Obsessions (07 November 2019 - 19 December 2019) at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Denmark and Media fragments and Landscapes (07 February 2018 - 08 April 2018) at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Matts Leiderstam's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Panels and took place at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam in the Netherlands from the 11 November 2017 to 21 January 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Matts Leiderstam

Matts Leiderstam was born in 1956 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a wish to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism bounced from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. A few noteworthy international movements that defined the decade include photorealism, which was initially introduced in the 1960s and reached commercial and critical success in the 1970s, as well as feminism which deeply influenced the visual culture.

Matts Leiderstam

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