Brendan Cass

1974

Artist biography

Brendan Cass is an established mid-career artist, Brendan Cass was born in 1974. Also born in 1974 and of this same generation are Michael Van Den Abeele, Sarah Crowner , Janka Creator, Yann Sérandour, and Jeanne Suspluglas.

Further Biographical Context for Brendan Cass

Born in 1974, Brendan Cass was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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.

Brendan Cass

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