Bernard Casco

1972

Artist biography

Bernard Casco is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Bernard Casco was born in 1972. Artists Jonny Niesche, Samuel Boutruche, Thomas Houseago, Martin Blanchet, and Jud Bergeron are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Casco

Bernard Casco was born in 1972 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 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 influential 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Bernard Casco

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