Stefan Mås Persson

1957 · Sweden

Artist biography

Stefan Mås Persson is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Sweden, like other prominent artists such as Annika Larsson , Henrik Eriksson, Ilja Karilampi, Carl Boutard, and Patrik Evereus. Stefan Mås Persson was born in 1957.

Further Biographical Context for Stefan Mås Persson

Born in 1957, Stefan Mås Persson was largely influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a longing to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the dominant artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for instance, secured his reputation as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such popularity Towards the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly fascinate the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Following, the global reach of street art would become extremely influential, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Stefan Mås Persson

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