Adolfo Antonio Girala

1962 - 1900

Artist biography

Adolfo Antonio Girala was a visual artist. Adolfo Antonio Girala was born in 1962 and died in 1900. Artists Agnès B. Davis, Ewa Bathelier, Abraham Lacalle, Martina Klein, and Roberto Cortazar are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Adolfo Antonio Girala

Adolfo Antonio Girala was born in 1962 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Adolfo Antonio Girala

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