Cleo Campert

1963

Artist biography

Cleo Campert is seen as an established artist, Cleo Campert was born in 1963. Also born in 1963 and of this same generation are Bu Chu, Via Lewandowsky, José Luis Albeda, Marc Lüders, and Muhammad Bundhowi.

Further Biographical Context for Cleo Campert

Cleo Campert was born in 1963 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 key 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 recognition.

Cleo Campert

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