Saskia Holmkvist

1971 · Sweden

Artist biography

Saskia Holmkvist is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Sweden, like other prominent artists such as Maya Eizin Öijer , Thomas Gunnarsson (Okok), Hilde Retzlaff , Cilla Ramnek, and Julius Göthlin. Saskia Holmkvist was born in 1971.

Saskia Holmkvist's Gallery representation

Saskia Holmkvist's work is available for viewing at Komplot located in Brussels, Belgium.

Further Biographical Context for Saskia Holmkvist

Born in 1971, Saskia Holmkvist was largely influenced 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, united 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 YBAs 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 gained a divisive 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 was predominant in 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 decade, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

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Saskia Holmkvist

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