Per Kesselmars

1960 · Sweden

Artist biography

Per Kesselmars is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Sweden, like other prominent artists such as Eric Magassa, Åke Hodell Lågsniff, Oskar Nilsson, Katja Pettersson, and JÓHAN MARTIN CHRISTIANSEN . Per Kesselmars was born in 1960.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Per Kesselmars' work is on display in two galleries, which are Galleri Fagerstedt in Stockholm, Sweden and Dierking in Zurich, Switzerland. Per Kesselmars' work has most recently been exhibited at Geukens & De Vil in Antwerp (25 January 2020 until 13 March 2020) with the exhibition Silence is So Accurate. Per Kesselmars' other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Elastic Gallery in Stockholm (07 February 2020 - 09 February 2020) with the name Material Art Fair 2020 and Elastic Gallery in Stockholm (21 August 2019 - 27 September 2019) with the name Fluid Time. Per Kesselmars' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Shine and took place at Galleri Fagerstedt in Stockholm, Sweden from the 23 February 2017 to 01 April 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Per Kesselmars

Per Kesselmars was born in 1960 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving worldwide praise.

Per Kesselmars

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