Amilkar Chacon Iznaga


Artist biography

Amilkar Chacon Iznaga is seen as an established mid-career artist, Amilkar Chacon Iznaga was born in 1974. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fumiko Imano, Céline Duval Documentation, Amir Mobed, Sands Murray-Wassink, and Seno Purwanto Aji.

Further Biographical Context for Amilkar Chacon Iznaga

Born in 1974, Amilkar Chacon Iznaga was largely 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 a significant 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.