Sami Parkkinen

1974 · Finland

Artist biography

Sami Parkkinen is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Finland, like other well-known artists such as Kalle Kataila, Irma Hameri, Tuomo Tuovinen, Tuuli-anna Viitanen, and Esko Männikkö. Sami Parkkinen was born in 1974.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sami Parkkinen's work is available on viewing in Galleria Heino in Helsinki, Finland and Vasli Souza in Oslo, Norway. Sami Parkkinen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleria Heino in Helsinki with the exhibition Limbo. The exhibition was open from 24 May 2019 until 15 June 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Sami Parkkinen

Sami Parkkinen was born in 1974 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent 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 environment. The 1980s were a key 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 well-known 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.

Sami Parkkinen

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 4

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