Mika Taanila

1965 · Finland

Artist biography

Mika Taanila is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other celebrated artists such as Jani Hänninen, Petri Hytönen, Elisa Heinonen, Mika Palonen, and Jarmo Mäkilä. Mika Taanila was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mika Taanila is represented and exhibited by balzer art projects located in Basel, Switzerland. Mika Taanila most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at balzer art projects in Basel with the exhibition The Earth Who Fell To Man. The exhibition was open from 05 May 2017 until 16 July 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Mika Taanila

Mika Taanila was born in 1965 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 significant 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Mika Taanila

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