Benjamin Capdevielle

1977

Artist biography

Benjamin Capdevielle is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Benjamin Capdevielle was born in 1977. Artists like Sonia Leimer, Patrik Aarnivaara, Jan Kaemmerling, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, and Matthew Hansel were also born in 1977.

Further Biographical Context for Benjamin Capdevielle

Born in 1977, Benjamin Capdevielle was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 era. 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 prominent 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Benjamin Capdevielle

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