Chicco Calleri


Artist biography

Chicco Calleri is an established contemporary visual artist, Chicco Calleri was born in 1962. Artists like Thierry Berthommier, Aldo Ferrara, Alfonso Bonavita, Janise Yntema, and Luca Pignatelli were also born in 1962.

Further Biographical Context for Chicco Calleri

Chicco Calleri was born in 1962 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Chicco Calleri