Dave Cooper

1967

Artist biography

Dave Cooper is a mid-career established artist, Dave Cooper was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Geoffrey Farmer, Tam Ochiai, Sakiko Nomura, Martha Lewis, and Elijah Gowin.

Further Biographical Context for Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper was born in 1967 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant 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 started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Dave Cooper

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