Christophe Chabouté


Artist biography

Christophe Chabouté is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Christophe Chabouté was born in 1967. Artists Mercedes Lara, Chen Shuangxia, Alex Calinescu, Kate Bright, and Frances Stark are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Christophe Chabouté

Born in 1967, Christophe Chabouté was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Christophe Chabouté

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