Roland Persson

1963 · Sweden

Artist biography

Roland Persson is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Sweden, like other celebrated artists such as Matthias Van Arkel, Gosta Peterson, Thomas Gunnarsson (Okok), Ockie Basgül Dogan, and Anders Ørnberg. Roland Persson was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Roland Persson is represented and exhibited by Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Stockholm, Sweden. Roland Persson's work has most recently been exhibited at Helsinki Contemporary in Finland (09 January 2020 until 01 February 2020) with the exhibition Working on it.

Further Biographical Context for Roland Persson

Roland Persson was born in 1963, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Roland Persson

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