Dennis Carney

1960

Artist biography

Dennis Carney is a contemporary artist considered well established, Dennis Carney was born in 1960. Artists Jacques Aubert, Nayland Blake, Bai Gang, Paul Abbott, and Tilo Riedel are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dennis Carney

Born in 1960, Dennis Carney was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.