Anant Joshi

1969 · India

Artist biography

Anant Joshi is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from India, like other renowned artists such as Manini Parikh, Ajit Chauhan, Pooja Pittie, Sohrab Hura, and Sunanda Khajuria. Anant Joshi was born in 1969.

Anant Joshi's Gallery representation

Anant Joshi is represented by Willem Baars Projects located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Further Biographical Context for Anant Joshi

Born in 1969, Anant Joshi was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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. Important 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 started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.