Alexandre Christiaens


Artist biography

Alexandre Christiaens is a contemporary artist considered well established, Alexandre Christiaens was born in 1962. Artists like David X Levine, Henrik Scheel Andersen, Minjung Kim, Elizabeth Shreve, and Romel Balan were also born in 1962.

Further Biographical Context for Alexandre Christiaens

Born in 1962, Alexandre Christiaens' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.