Damir Ocko

1977 · Croatia

Artist biography

Damir Ocko is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Croatia, like other prominent artists such as Tomislav Gotovac, Maja Cule, Gorgona, Davor Vrankic, and Aleksandar Kolenc. Damir Ocko was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Damir Ocko is represented by GDM | Paris in France. Damir Ocko's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Pas de printemps pour MARNIE at GDM | Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 17 May 2019 until 14 June 2019. Damir Ocko's only other exhibition is Collection 100 %, which took place at GDM | Paris in France (01 January 2018 - 31 March 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Damir Ocko

Born in 1977, Damir Ocko was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period 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 culture. The 1980s were a significant 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 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.

Damir Ocko

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