Per Wizén

1966 · Sweden

Artist biography

Per Wizén is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Sweden, like other famous artists such as Olle Baertling , Simon Stålenhag, Oscar Reutersværd, Emily Sundblad, and Ulrika Strömbäck. Per Wizén was born in 1966.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Per Wizén is represented and exhibited by Cecilia Hillström Gallery located in Stockholm, Sweden. Per Wizén most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Cecilia Hillström Gallery in Stockholm (06 November 2019 until 13 December 2019) with the exhibition Trespassers.

Further Biographical Context for Per Wizén

Born in 1966, Per Wizén's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Per Wizén