Pilvi Takala

1981 · Finland

Artist biography

Pilvi Takala is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Finland, like other well-known artists such as Anna-Sofia Sysser, Sanna Kannisto , Salla Paakkari, Mika Taanila, and Pekka Sassi. Pilvi Takala was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pilvi Takala's work is available on display in Helsinki Contemporary in Finland and Stigter Van Doesburg in the Netherlands. Pilvi Takala's work has most recently been exhibited at CARLOS/ISHIKAWA in London (11 July 2018 until 08 August 2018) with the exhibition The stroker. Pilvi Takala's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Helsinki Contemporary in Finland (09 June 2017 - 02 July 2017) with the name The Book of the WORD and Stigter Van Doesburg in the Netherlands (26 January 2019 - 23 February 2019) with the name Admirer.

Further Biographical Context for Pilvi Takala

Born in 1981, Pilvi Takala was primarily inspired by the 1990s. 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. Many 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 YBAs 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 public 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 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the cultural tone of the era.

Pilvi Takala

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