Sara Bjarland

1981 · Finland

Artist biography

Sara Bjarland is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Finland, like other famous artists such as Jussi Ojala, Petteri Nisunen, Matti Kujasalo, Jouna Karsi, and Kati Immonen. Sara Bjarland was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sara Bjarland's work is available for viewing at Hopstreet in Brussels, Belgium. Sara Bjarland's work has most recently been exhibited at Hopstreet in Brussels (11 January 2020 until 21 February 2020) with the exhibition Constant Eruptions.

Further Biographical Context for Sara Bjarland

Sara Bjarland was born in 1981, grew up during the 1990s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a key idea. It was a term created by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Sara Bjarland