Barbara Campbell

1961

Artist biography

Barbara Campbell is regarded as a well established artist, Barbara Campbell was born in 1961. Artists like Wu Ching Ju, Frida Baranek, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Paul Botello, and Reto Emch were also born in 1961.

Further Biographical Context for Barbara Campbell

Barbara Campbell was born in 1961 and was largely 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Barbara Campbell

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