Arnaud Chapleau


Artist biography

Arnaud Chapleau is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Arnaud Chapleau was born in 1973. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Chie Fueki, Bernhard Kahrmann, Tjorg Beer, Theaster Gates, and Anne-lise Coste.

Further Biographical Context for Arnaud Chapleau

Arnaud Chapleau was born in 1973 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.