Benoit Colsenet is a contemporary artist considered well established, Benoit Colsenet was born in 1961. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Sylvie Fleury, Carroll, Myckael Barratt, Muriel Buthier-Chartrain, and Piran Bishop.
Further Biographical Context for Benoit Colsenet
Benoit Colsenet was born in 1961 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s 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 strong 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.