Sara Wallgren

1981 · Sweden

Artist biography

Sara Wallgren is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Sweden, like other well-known artists such as Windy Fur Rundgren, Maria Lundström, Annika Ström, Erik Bünger, and Marten Lange. Sara Wallgren was born in 1981.

Sara Wallgren 's Gallery representation

Sara Wallgren is represented by Belenius in Stockholm, Sweden.

Further Biographical Context for Sara Wallgren

Sara Wallgren was born in 1981 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Sara Wallgren

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