Daniel Calarco


Artist biography

Daniel Calarco is a mid-career established artist, Daniel Calarco was born in 1970. Also born in 1970 and of this same generation are Christian Brandl, Robert Estermann, Franck Ancel, Koen Delaere, and Paul Booker.

Further Biographical Context for Daniel Calarco

Born in 1970, Daniel Calarco's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. 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 discrepancy, 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Daniel Calarco