Ben Carrivick

1980

Artist biography

Ben Carrivick is seen as an established mid-career artist, Ben Carrivick was born in 1980. Also born in 1980 and of this same generation are Barry Johnston, Evan Anderson, Haislund, Florian Eymann, and Luiza Baldan.

Further Biographical Context for Ben Carrivick

Ben Carrivick was born in 1980 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 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 recognition.

Ben Carrivick

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