Cecilio Chaves

1972

Artist biography

Cecilio Chaves is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Cecilio Chaves was born in 1972. Artists like Søren Lose, Nadia Aleagha, Romina Salem Taborda, Yevgeniy Fiks, and Cai Zhisong were also born in 1972.

Further Biographical Context for Cecilio Chaves

Cecilio Chaves was born in 1972 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Cecilio Chaves

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