1974 · Norway
Preben Holst is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Norway, like other well-known artists such as Jan Freuchen, Ane Hjort Guttu, Christian Tunge, Steinar Haga Kristensen, and Broslo. Preben Holst was born in 1974.
Preben Holst's exhibition
Further Biographical Context for Preben Holst
Born in 1974, Preben Holst was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.