Dominic Besner

1965

Artist biography

Dominic Besner is a visual artist, Dominic Besner was born in 1965. Artists like Andy Kolar, Noart, Baker Ben Fredj, Adam Mcewen, and Ingrid Calame were also born in 1965.

Further Biographical Context for Dominic Besner

Dominic Besner was born in 1965 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Dominic Besner