Tom Sandberg

1953 · Norway

Artist biography

Tom Sandberg is an established artist, who originates from Norway, like other well-known artists such as Fratuzzi, Øystein Tømmerås, Michael O’Donnell, Rodolen, and Sveinn Fannar Johannsson. Tom Sandberg was born in 1953.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Tom Sandberg's work. These are Nils Stærk in Copenhagen, Denmark and OSL Contemporary in Oslo, Norway. Tom Sandberg's work has most recently been exhibited at Nils Stærk in Copenhagen (19 January 2019 until 09 March 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . Tom Sandberg's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Shoot market, which took place at Shoot Gallery in Oslo, Norway (07 February 2020 - 29 February 2020).

Tom Sandberg in private collections

Tom Sandberg's works can be found on Artland in the following collection: Lars Mitlid. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Farhad Farzali, Isabel Alonso Vega, and Liam Fallon.

Further Biographical Context for Tom Sandberg

Tom Sandberg was born in 1953 and was primarily inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic hub of the generation. The critically engaged Mono-Ha movement, comprised of Japanese and Korean artists, flourished in Tokyo in the 1970s. Rejecting traditional ideas of representation, the artists favoured an interpretation of the world through an engagement with materials and an examination of their properties. The artworks would often consist of encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, mostly unchanged intact.

Tom Sandberg

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 2

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