Antoine Calvo-Platero

1961

Artist biography

Antoine Calvo-Platero is an established contemporary artist, Antoine Calvo-Platero was born in 1961. Artists Adrian Carruthers, Alan Barnard, Roberto Acosta, T.Rutt, and Janusz Bęben are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Antoine Calvo-Platero

Born in 1961, Antoine Calvo-Platero grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 an important 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 leading 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.

Antoine Calvo-Platero

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