Bernard Calet

1968

Artist biography

Bernard Calet is seen as an established mid-career artist, Bernard Calet was born in 1968. Artists like Christian Jankowski, Alix Lambert, He Sen, Sang-Sobi Homme, and Andreas Angellidakis were also born in 1968.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Calet

Bernard Calet was born in 1968 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Bernard Calet

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