Connor Cullinan

1968

Artist biography

Connor Cullinan is an established mid-career artist, Connor Cullinan was born in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fabienne Audeoud, René Romero Schuler, Jacqueline Taïb, Bao Zhong, and Anthony Bebro.

Further Biographical Context for Connor Cullinan

Connor Cullinan was born in 1968 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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.