Caroline Lathan Stiefel

1967 · Gabon

Artist biography

Caroline Lathan Stiefel is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Gabon, like other well-known artists such as Garnett Puett, Jared Buckhiester, Amy Sherald, Boris Nzebo, and Jacuzzi. Caroline Lathan Stiefel was born in 1967.

Further Biographical Context for Caroline Lathan Stiefel

Caroline Lathan Stiefel was born in 1967 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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. Important 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 prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Caroline Lathan Stiefel