Tommy Sveningsson

1982 · Sweden

Artist biography

Tommy Sveningsson is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Sweden, like other celebrated artists such as Tyra Lundgren, Linda Persson, Sarah Jost, Anna-Karin Rasmusson, and Simon Anund. Tommy Sveningsson was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tommy Sveningsson's work is available for viewing at Gallery Steinsland Berliner located in Stockholm, Sweden. Tommy Sveningsson most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Gallery Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm (05 December 2019 until 03 January 2020) with the exhibition The Family Show. Tommy Sveningsson's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Vaxnycklar, which took place at Gallery Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm, Sweden (23 May 2019 - 21 June 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Tommy Sveningsson

Born in 1982, Tommy Sveningsson's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was defiant yet enterprising. Due to the high amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Tommy Sveningsson

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