Carlos Manuel Castillo

1968

Artist biography

Carlos Manuel Castillo is an established mid-career artist, Carlos Manuel Castillo was born in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Carsten Fock, Emmanuel Rivière, Ruslan Amandosovich Akanaev, Algis Krisciunas, and Fergus Feehily.

Further Biographical Context for Carlos Manuel Castillo

Born in 1968, Carlos Manuel Castillo's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous 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 culture. The 1980s were a key 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 leading 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Carlos Manuel Castillo

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