1964 · Guatemala
Aníbal López is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Guatemala, like other well-known artists such as Regina José Galindo, Dario Escobar, Aníbal López, Sandra Monterroso, and Regina José Galindo. Aníbal López was born in 1964.
Further Biographical Context for Aníbal López
Born in 1964, Aníbal López' creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.