Catherine Chauviré

1960

Artist biography

Catherine Chauviré is seen as an established contemporary artist, Catherine Chauviré was born in 1960. Also born in 1960 and of this same generation are Jacques Van Den Abeele, Williams Boomanulla, Carmen Anzano, Thierry Bouet, and Eugene Carchesio.

Further Biographical Context for Catherine Chauviré

Catherine Chauviré was born in 1960 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 environment. 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Catherine Chauviré

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