Apostolos Palavrakis

1962 · Greece

Artist biography

Apostolos Palavrakis is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in Greece, like other famous artists such as Miltos Manetas, Fozemaikey, Constatin Papaya, Ioannis Kardamatis, and Pavlos. Apostolos Palavrakis was born in 1962.

Apostolos Palavrakis' Gallery representation

Apostolos Palavrakis is represented by Beck & Eggeling located in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Apostolos Palavrakis

Born in 1962, Apostolos Palavrakis' creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked 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 leading 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 an influential reputation.

Apostolos Palavrakis

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