Adam Court

1966

Artist biography

Adam Court is a mid-career established artist, Adam Court was born in 1966. Artists Eva Marisaldi, Gabi Trinkaus, Pipo Hernández, Eva Leitolf, and Pelassy Bruno are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Adam Court

Adam Court was born in 1966, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.