Bruno Comtesse

1960

Artist biography

Bruno Comtesse is an established contemporary visual artist, Bruno Comtesse was born in 1960. Artists Fernanda Gomes, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, Alexej Begak, Claire Beynon, and Stefan Hoenerloh are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bruno Comtesse

Bruno Comtesse was born in 1960 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 heavy 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 distinguished 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Bruno Comtesse

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