Claire Curneen

1968

Artist biography

Claire Curneen is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Claire Curneen was born in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Nathalie Béguier, Bao Zhong, Edith Morales, Alessandro Ciffo, and Catherine Sullivan.

Further Biographical Context for Claire Curneen

Claire Curneen was born in 1968 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Claire Curneen

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