Ragna Róbertsdóttir

1945 · Iceland

Artist biography

Ragna Róbertsdóttir is an established artist, who originates from Iceland, like other well-known artists such as Nathanaëlle Herbelin, Micha Laury, Hreinn Friðfinnsson, Margrét H. Blöndal, and Viddi. Ragna Róbertsdóttir was born in 1945.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ragna Róbertsdóttir's work is on display at Persons Projects in Berlin, Germany. Ragna Róbertsdóttir's work has most recently been exhibited at Gallery Taik Persons in Berlin (26 February 2020 until 01 March 2020) with the exhibition ARCO Madrid. Ragna Róbertsdóttir's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Configured Landscapes (22 November 2019 - 28 February 2020) at Gallery Taik Persons in Berlin and Cyclic Repetitions (23 November 2018 - 15 February 2019) at Persons Projects in Berlin. Ragna Róbertsdóttir's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Cyclic Repetitions and took place at Persons Projects in Berlin, Germany from the 23 November 2018 to 15 February 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Ragna Róbertsdóttir

Born in 1945, Ragna Róbertsdóttir was largely influenced by the 1960s. In the art world, a multitude of powerful changes were also taking place. Pop Art, adopting the culture of mass media through the artworks of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann, was slowly breaking down the bases on which the production and reception of art were built. Getting inspired from the imagery of popular culture and mass consumerism, the Pop Artists refuted the authority of highbrow art and created a revolutionary movement, while Minimalism, simultaneously appearing, was rejecting any form of emotional manifestation and focused on art’s theoretical aspect – aiming for pure visual responses. Simplicity and an emptiness of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Uninterested in the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly composed of polished, pure lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the purity of Minimalism but went further in denying all pre-defined conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by uplifting popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy profoundly influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily persuaded by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide fame through their depiction of the human form and the lament often linked to the human condition. globally, a significant number of art movements resounded with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Ragna Róbertsdóttir

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