Caleb Nelson Carter
Caleb Nelson Carter is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Caleb Nelson Carter was born in 1971. Also born in 1971 and of this same generation are Ben Bejerano, Isa Leshko, Nora Blaj, Cai Weicheng, and Caroline Halley Des Fontaines.
Further Biographical Context for Caleb Nelson Carter
Born in 1971, Caleb Nelson Carter's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.