Anton Del Castillo


Artist biography

Anton Del Castillo is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Anton Del Castillo was born in 1976. Artists like Ana Prvački, Sandor Szasz, Frédéric Lavoie, Umar Rashid, and Ryan Benally were also born in 1976.

Further Biographical Context for Anton Del Castillo

Born in 1976, Anton Del Castillo's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, 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 well-known 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.

Anton Del Castillo