Carlo Catellani

1960

Artist biography

Carlo Catellani is a contemporary artist considered well established, Carlo Catellani was born in 1960. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Thomas Bindl, Ioana Batranu, Han Bilaningsih, Bai Yuping, and Jordina Orbañanos.

Further Biographical Context for Carlo Catellani

Carlo Catellani was born in 1960 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Carlo Catellani

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