Angela Cascini

1962

Artist biography

Angela Cascini is seen as an established contemporary artist, Angela Cascini was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Rodrigo Andrade, Vittorio Santoro, Philippe Breton, Bill Bate, and Spencer Finch .

Further Biographical Context for Angela Cascini

Angela Cascini was born in 1962 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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 international 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.