1968 · Finland
Vesa-Pekka Rannikko is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Finland, like other famous artists such as Jorma Hautala, Sami Havia, Johannes Hägglund, Kristiina Uusitalo, and Anne Koskinen. Vesa-Pekka Rannikko was born in 1968.
Vesa-Pekka Rannikko's Gallery representation
Vesa-Pekka Rannikko is represented and exhibited by Galerie Anhava located in Helsinki, Finland.
Further Biographical Context for Vesa-Pekka Rannikko
Vesa-Pekka Rannikko was born in 1968 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.
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