Alison Critchlow


Artist biography

Alison Critchlow is a mid-career established artist, Alison Critchlow was born in 1969. Artists like Ingar Dragset, David Auboué, Giorgia Beltrami, Jae Yong Rhee, and Charles Sandison were also born in 1969.

Further Biographical Context for Alison Critchlow

Alison Critchlow was born in 1969 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Alison Critchlow