Carmelo Cutuli is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Carmelo Cutuli was born in 1974. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Justine Otto, Cinthia Marcelle, Cara Phillips, Rob Matthews, and Andrew Mania.
Further Biographical Context for Carmelo Cutuli
Born in 1974, Carmelo Cutuli was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.