Dominique Capocci

1962

Artist biography

Dominique Capocci is an established contemporary artist, Dominique Capocci was born in 1962. Artists Beezy Bailey, Magda Beneda, Gérard Baulard, Jake & Dinos Chapman, and Jenny Alnaes are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dominique Capocci

Dominique Capocci was born in 1962 and was primarily influenced 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 an important decade politically, 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 prominent 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Dominique Capocci

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