Ángel Cañas Morán

1977

Artist biography

Ángel Cañas Morán is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Ángel Cañas Morán was born in 1977. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Julien Salaud, William Monk, Sonia Leimer, Alejandro Chaskielberg, and Keltie Ferris.

Further Biographical Context for Ángel Cañas Morán

Born in 1977, Ángel Cañas Morán was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.