Ville Andersson

1986 · Finland

Artist biography

Ville Andersson is an emerging artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other renowned artists such as Sami Lukkarinen, Anssi Törrönen, Eeva Riitta Eerola, Tuomo Laakso, and Hans Rosenström . Ville Andersson was born in 1986.

Ville Andersson's Gallery representation

Ville Andersson is represented and exhibited by Helsinki Contemporary in Finland.

Further Biographical Context for Ville Andersson

Ville Andersson was born in 1986 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group 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, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many 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 well-known 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 garnered a divisive reputation 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 dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Ville Andersson

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