Päivi Takala

1970 · Finland

Artist biography

Päivi Takala is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other renowned artists such as Oiva Toikka, Perttu Saksa, Jussi Ojala, Matti Rantanen, and Markus Konttinen . Päivi Takala was born in 1970.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Päivi Takala's work is available for viewing at Galerie Anhava in Helsinki, Finland. Päivi Takala's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition May at Galerie Anhava in Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition was open from 02 May 2019 until 25 May 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Päivi Takala

Born in 1970, Päivi Takala grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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 controversial 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 enterprising. The group was predominant in 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 decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Päivi Takala

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