Aurélien Citoleux


Artist biography

Aurélien Citoleux is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Aurélien Citoleux was born in 1979. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Catrin Bolt, Juliana Borinski, Tirtzah Bassel, Tim Kennedy, and Valentin Van Der Meulen.

Further Biographical Context for Aurélien Citoleux

Aurélien Citoleux was born in 1979 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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.