Tom Of Finland

1920 · Finland

Artist biography

Tom Of Finland is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Finland, like other famous artists such as Hans Von Schantz , Saara Vainio, Leena Naumanen, Kalle Leino, and Tommy Grönlund. Tom Of Finland was born in 1920.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Tom Of Finland's work. These are Galería Espacio Mínimo in Madrid, Spain and David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Tom Of Finland most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Artissima in Torino (29 October 2019 until 02 November 2019) with the exhibition ABSTRACT SEX. Tom Of Finland's only other exhibition is King Dogs Never Grow Old: Curated by Brooke Wise, which took place at Diane Rosenstein in Los Angeles, the United States (03 January 2020 - 31 January 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Tom Of Finland

Born in 1920, Tom Of Finland's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Tom Of Finland

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