Pål Gulsrud

1954 · Norway

Artist biography

Pål Gulsrud is seen as an established artist, who was born in Norway, like other celebrated artists such as Ina Bache-Wiig, Fredrick Arnøy, Johanne Hestvold, Lars Aurtande, and Sofuzy. Pål Gulsrud was born in 1954.

Further Biographical Context for Pål Gulsrud

Pål Gulsrud was born in 1954 and was predominantly influenced by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a desire to grow and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions 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 emerged by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Pål Gulsrud

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