Claudia Valsells


Artist biography

Claudia Valsells is an established mid-career artist. Claudia Valsells was born in 1969. Artists Simon Birch, Willie Mázquez, Elmgreen & Dragset (Ingar Dragset), Jia Qiong, and Charles Eloidin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Claudia Valsells

Born in 1969, Claudia Valsells was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Claudia Valsells

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