1970 · Germany
Catarina Leitão is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany, like other well-known artists such as Ulla Deventer, William Gear Ra, Deborah Ligorio, Ulrich Rückriem , and Florian Ecker. Catarina Leitão was born in 1970.
Catarina Leitão's Gallery representation
Catarina Leitão is represented by Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon, Portugal.
Further Biographical Context for Catarina Leitão
Born in 1970, Catarina Leitão was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.
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