Simen Johan

1973 · Norway

Artist biography

Simen Johan is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Norway, like other well-known artists such as Tobias Liljedahl, Odd Tandberg, Lene Kilde, M.U.M, and Geir Thore Holm. Simen Johan was born in 1973.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Simen Johan's work is on display at Yossi Milo Gallery located in New York, the United States. Simen Johan's work has most recently been exhibited at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York (23 October 2019 until 03 January 2020) with the exhibition Simen Johan Conspiracy of Ravens.

Further Biographical Context for Simen Johan

Simen Johan was born in 1973 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Simen Johan

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