Barna Burger

1965 - 2017

Artist biography

Barna Burger was a creative visual artist, Barna Burger, born in 1965, died in 2017. Also born in 1965 and of this same generation are Elias Crespin, Olivier Auguste, Nina Fischer & Maroan El Sani, Fernando Bryce, and Andrea Bauer.

Further Biographical Context for Barna Burger

Barna Burger was born in 1965 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 key 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 an influential reputation.