Oskar Koliander

1986 · Sweden

Artist biography

Oskar Koliander is a young emerging artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other prominent artists such as Juraj Makula Jurajuss, Lis Timmer, Tobias Arnell, Oscar Rodriguez, and Johannes Heldén. Oskar Koliander was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Oskar Koliander is represented by Gether Contemporary in Copenhagen, Denmark. Oskar Koliander most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Future Gallery in Berlin (27 April 2018 until 09 June 2018) with the exhibition Intelligo.

Further Biographical Context for Oskar Koliander

Born in 1986, Oskar Koliander's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the decade, and was characterised by the derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and sensitive, conceptual advancements as shown in the work of artists such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Oskar Koliander