Dilip Chobisa

1978

Artist biography

Dilip Chobisa is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Dilip Chobisa was born in 1978. Artists like Michael Fliri, Dragos Burlacu, Philipp Goldbach, Felipe Barbosa, and Bettina Samson were also born in 1978.

Further Biographical Context for Dilip Chobisa

Dilip Chobisa was born in 1978 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. 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 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished 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 primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.