Risto Suomi

1951 · Finland

Artist biography

Risto Suomi is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Finland, like other renowned artists such as Nanna Hänninen, Anna-Kaisa Kukkonen, Mari Keto, Marjatta Tapiola, and Alvar Gullichsen. Risto Suomi was born in 1951.

Risto Suomi 's Gallery representation

Risto Suomi 's work is available for viewing at Galleria Heino located in Helsinki, Finland.

Further Biographical Context for Risto Suomi

Risto Suomi was born in 1951 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The cosmopolitan and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic hub of the era. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received global distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Risto Suomi

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