Costa Rita Dos Santos Alves Da


Artist biography

Costa Rita Dos Santos Alves Da is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Costa Rita Dos Santos Alves Da was born in 1980. Artists Ragnar Persson, Maria Walker, Jukka Rusanen , Tamman Azzam, and James Bridle are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Costa Rita Dos Santos Alves Da

Born in 1980, Costa Rita Dos Santos Alves Da's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Costa Rita Dos Santos Alves Da

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