Didier Courtial

1962

Artist biography

Didier Courtial is seen as an established artist, Didier Courtial was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Monday Akhidue, Job Koelewijn, Piotr Lutyński, Talia Assa, and Chus Bures.

Further Biographical Context for Didier Courtial

Born in 1962, Didier Courtial was primarily inspired 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. significant 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 prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Didier Courtial

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