Cécile Champy

1972

Artist biography

Cécile Champy is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Cécile Champy was born in 1972. Also born in 1972 and of this same generation are Michael Deyermond, Belli Gian, Daniel Jensen, Patrick Hill, and Bao Gongwang.

Further Biographical Context for Cécile Champy

Born in 1972, Cécile Champy's creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. 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 leading 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 an influential reputation.

Cécile Champy

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