Cynthia Cohen

1969

Artist biography

Cynthia Cohen is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Cynthia Cohen was born in 1969. Artists like Jorge Peris, Venske & Spänle (Gregor Spänle), Sonja Alhäuser, Mike Diana, and Elena Borisovna Barsukova were also born in 1969.

Further Biographical Context for Cynthia Cohen

Cynthia Cohen was born in 1969, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Cynthia Cohen

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