D-L Alvarez

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

D-L Alvarez is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Germany, like other famous artists such as Thilo Maatsch, Oliver Lanz, Franziska Holstein, Hermann Scherer, and Mary Bauermeister. D-L Alvarez was born in 1966.

D-L Alvarez' Gallery representation

D-L Alvarez is represented by Derek Eller Gallery in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for D-L Alvarez

Born in 1966, D-L Alvarez was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 politically, 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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.

D-L Alvarez