Didier Hagege is an established contemporary visual artist. Didier Hagege was born in 1961. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Emmanuel Arel, Gao Fuhai, Carl Ostendarp, Hans Jörgen Johansen, and Edmilson Cândido Oliveira.
Further Biographical Context for Didier Hagege
Born in 1961, Didier Hagege was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy 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 leading 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 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.