1975 · Finland
Otto Karvonen is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Finland, like other artists such as Fanny Tavastila, Heidi Lampenius, Maija Savolainen, Risto Suomi , and Petri Salo. Otto Karvonen was born in 1975.
Otto Karvonen's Gallery representation
Otto Karvonen is represented and exhibited by Galleria Heino located in Helsinki, Finland.
Further Biographical Context for Otto Karvonen
Born in 1975, Otto Karvonen's creative work was largely influenced 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 reputation 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 dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.
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