Per Odd Aarrestad

1940

Artist biography

Per Odd Aarrestad is an established contemporary visual artist, Per Odd Aarrestad was born in 1940. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Miquel Vilá, Mahoud Ahmad, Angela Abbott, Karl-Heinz Appelt, and Tetsuya Noda.

Further Biographical Context for Per Odd Aarrestad

Per Odd Aarrestad was born in 1940 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Per Odd Aarrestad

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