Anna Comellas

1961

Artist biography

Anna Comellas is seen as an established artist, Anna Comellas was born in 1961. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Arturo Buitrón, Thomas Brenner, Glen Hansen, Wu Ching Ju, and Bama Zhaxi.

Further Biographical Context for Anna Comellas

Anna Comellas was born in 1961 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong 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.