Andreas Kocks

1960 · Germany

Artist biography

Andreas Kocks is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Germany. Andreas Kocks was born in 1960. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Andreas Kocks' Gallery representation

Andreas Kocks' work is on display at Winston Wächter Fine Art | New York in the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Andreas Kocks

Andreas Kocks was born in 1960 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a key 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 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Andreas Kocks

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