Delphine Cossais

1972

Artist biography

Delphine Cossais is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Delphine Cossais was born in 1972. Also born in 1972 and of this same generation are Andrés Fernández, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, José Ferrero, Mehtap Baydu, and Briac Lepretre.

Further Biographical Context for Delphine Cossais

Delphine Cossais was born in 1972, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified 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 strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Delphine Cossais

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