Daniel Clowes

1961 - 2002

Artist biography

Daniel Clowes was a creative visual artist, Daniel Clowes, born in 1961, died in 2002. Artists like Christian Floquet, Cheng Xiangjun, Albert Alis, Arahmaiani, and Youri Augousti were also born in 1961.

Further Biographical Context for Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes was born in 1961 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Daniel Clowes

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