Pirkko Metsä


Artist biography

Pirkko Metsä was a creative artist. Pirkko Metsä was born in 1927. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Marcello Andreozzi, Wim Maria Van Der Beek, Kristian Kvakland, Phillip Fike, and Donald Brook.

Further Biographical Context for Pirkko Metsä

Born in 1927, Pirkko Metsä was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Pirkko Metsä

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