Veronica Brovall

1975 · Sweden

Artist biography

Veronica Brovall is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Sweden, like other prominent artists such as Johan Zetterquist , Jim Thorell, Sixten, Helén Svensson, and LARS ERIK FALK. Veronica Brovall was born in 1975.

About Veronica Brovall's works

Veronica Brovall is giving an innovative contribution in the fields of Abstraction, Conceptual and Design. Born in the early 20th century, abstract art can be characterised as a movement escaping the classical definition of art, which succeeded in creating its own tradition through freedom and a new perception of reality. In abstract artworks, the objects are simplified, modified, and hold little to no reference to reality. Abstract art represents a pivotal moment in modernism, and its roots can be traced to Impressionism. With Abstraction, the artists are free to explore deep into their emotions, and create completely new and liberated representations of the world, which are inherent to their own perception of it. Wassily Kandinsky, who believed that colours and shapes could be used to represent the artist’s inner turmoil, is often considered as the father of abstract art.

Conceptual art emerged as an art movement in the 1960s, critiquing the previously ruling modernist movement and its focus on the aesthetic. The term is usually used to refer to art from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. In Conceptualism, the idea or concept behind the work of art became more important than the actual technical skill or aesthetic. Conceptual artists used whichever materials and forms deemed most appropriate to get their ideas across. This resulted in a variety of different types of artworks that could look like almost anything – from performance to writing, to everyday objects. The artists explored the possibilities of art-as-idea and art-as-knowledge, using linguistic, mathematical, and process-oriented dimensions of thought as well as invisible system and processes for their productions.

What separates art from design has been a longstanding debate, the lines are blurred. The classical notion of design used to be anchored in the Decorative Arts, but later on divided itself into a variety of areas such as graphic design, fashion design, or industrial design. The Arts and Crafts Movement and The Bauhaus were extremely influential movements that aimed for a unification of true artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Veronica Brovall's work is on display at Hopstreet located in Brussels, Belgium. Veronica Brovall most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at LAGE EGAL in Berlin with the exhibition L’ARTISTE ET LES COMMISSAIRES — NOT SO A WHITE CUBE #16. The exhibition was open from 11 December 2019 until 31 January 2020. Veronica Brovall's work has also been exhibited during the MY BODY DOESN'T LIKE SUMMER CURATED BY STEPHEN KENT exhibition at Haverkampf Gallery in Berlin, Germany (30 June 2018 - 25 August 2018).

Currently, Veronica Brovall has one artwork for sale at Artland.

Further Biographical Context for Veronica Brovall

Veronica Brovall was born in 1975 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. 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 influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

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