Andrea Colitti

1960

Artist biography

Andrea Colitti is an established contemporary artist, Andrea Colitti was born in 1960. Also born in 1960 and of this same generation are Stefan Hoenerloh, Juan Alcazaren, Peter Skovgaard, Chrystèle Lerisse, and Anna Beller.

Further Biographical Context for Andrea Colitti

Andrea Colitti was born in 1960 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Andrea Colitti

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