Alison Jackson is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist. Alison Jackson was born in 1970. Also born in 1970 and of this same generation are Steven Ball, Irina Botea, Pernilla Zetterman, Michaye Boulter, and Corinne Chambard.
Further Biographical Context for Alison Jackson
Born in 1970, Alison Jackson grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous period 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 environment. The 1980s were a key decade politically, 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.