Andrea Cusumano

1973

Artist biography

Andrea Cusumano is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Andrea Cusumano was born in 1973. Artists like Jerry Veldhuizen, Adália Alberto, Darwin, Sinke & van Tongeren, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, and Sheng Tianhong were also born in 1973.

Further Biographical Context for Andrea Cusumano

Born in 1973, Andrea Cusumano grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Andrea Cusumano

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