Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson

1963 · Iceland

Artist biography

Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Iceland, like other renowned artists such as Arna Óttarsdóttir, Viddi, Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir, No, and Finnbogi Pétursson. Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson is represented and exhibited by Hverfisgallerí located in Reykjavik, Iceland. Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson's work has most recently been exhibited at Hverfisgallerí in Reykjavik (24 May 2019 until 16 August 2019) with the exhibition Corrections / Leiðréttingar.

Further Biographical Context for Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson

Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson was born in 1963 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 in terms of politics, 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 leading 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.

Sigurður Árni Sigurðsson

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