Desmond Haughton

1968

Artist biography

Desmond Haughton is a mid-career established artist. Desmond Haughton was born in 1968. Also born in 1968 and of this same generation are Kyu-Hak Lee, Bikbanz, Cassandria Blackmore, Juliet Ezenwa, and Isabel Albrecht.

Further Biographical Context for Desmond Haughton

Desmond Haughton was born in 1968 and grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 an influential reputation.

Desmond Haughton

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