Celeste Chandler

1977

Artist biography

Celeste Chandler is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Celeste Chandler was born in 1977. Artists Abel Benítez, Conrad Ventur, Onno Baudoin, Willem Weismann, and Brian Ravnholt Jepsen are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Celeste Chandler

Born in 1977, Celeste Chandler was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 culture. 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 popular 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Celeste Chandler

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