Agnès B. Davis


Artist biography

Agnès B. Davis is an established contemporary visual artist. Agnès B. Davis was born in 1962. Artists Ricardo Zulueta, Andy Moses, Charlotte Abecassis, Bernard Batfort, and Armen Baghtassarian are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Agnès B. Davis

Born in 1962, Agnès B. Davis was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary 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 an influential reputation.