Carl Critchlow

1963

Artist biography

Carl Critchlow is regarded as a well established artist, Carl Critchlow was born in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Milena Bonifacini, Sylvia Adjabroux, Paolo Bosi, Cristina Alabau, and Jomie Aipeelee.

Further Biographical Context for Carl Critchlow

Carl Critchlow was born in 1963 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time 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 atmosphere. 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 well-known 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Carl Critchlow

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