Baker Ben Fredj

1965

Artist biography

Baker Ben Fredj is a modern visual artist, Baker Ben Fredj was born in 1965. Artists like Kevin Berlin, Manolo Ballesteros, Moïse Allen, Christina Fernandez, and Harry Adams (Adam Wood) were also born in 1965.

Further Biographical Context for Baker Ben Fredj

Baker Ben Fredj was born in 1965 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time 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 environment. 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 prominent 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Baker Ben Fredj

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