Davy Castellino

1973

Artist biography

Davy Castellino is an established mid-career artist, Davy Castellino was born in 1973. Artists like Jorge Diezma, Enrique José Baster, Besta Bestrizal, Julien Bismuth, and Martijn Beukers were also born in 1973.

Further Biographical Context for Davy Castellino

Davy Castellino was born in 1973 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. 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, significant wealth discrepancy, 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 global 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Davy Castellino

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