Benoît Carpentier


Artist biography

Benoît Carpentier is seen as an established mid-career artist, Benoît Carpentier was born in 1976. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are José León Cerrillo , Júlia Vécsei, Beth Boyes, Primoz Bizjak, and Riccardo Baruzzi.

Further Biographical Context for Benoît Carpentier

Born in 1976, Benoît Carpentier's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified 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 leading 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.

Benoît Carpentier

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