Carmel Cleary is an established mid-career artist, Carmel Cleary was born in 1969. Artists like Alessandra Ariatti, Pirmin Blum, Shingo Francis, Tommy Fitzpatrick, and Katy Stone were also born in 1969.
Further Biographical Context for Carmel Cleary
Carmel Cleary was born in 1969 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.