Ariane Chantôme


Artist biography

Ariane Chantôme is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Ariane Chantôme was born in 1971. Also born in 1971 and of this same generation are Christopher Day, Alexandra Bolzer, Virginie Yassef, Razvan Petre Burnete, and Jesús Perea.

Further Biographical Context for Ariane Chantôme

Born in 1971, Ariane Chantôme was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 decade. 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 influential 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Ariane Chantôme

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