David Contreras

1969

Artist biography

David Contreras is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, David Contreras was born in 1969. Artists like Carmel Cleary, Ibrahim Miranda, Stéphane Brangier, Marcel Bühler, and Eric Arlix were also born in 1969.

Further Biographical Context for David Contreras

David Contreras was born in 1969 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

David Contreras

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