Afi Nayo

1969 · Togo

Artist biography

Afi Nayo is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Togo. Afi Nayo was born in 1969.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Afi Nayo is represented and exhibited by Skoto Gallery in New York, the United States. Afi Nayo's work has most recently been exhibited at Skoto Gallery in New York (29 May 2019 until 02 August 2019) with the exhibition Group Show.

Further Biographical Context for Afi Nayo

Born in 1969, Afi Nayo was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Afi Nayo

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