Driss Ksikes

1968 · Morocco

Artist biography

Driss Ksikes is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in Morocco, like other famous artists such as Lucinda Urrusti, Mohamed El Baz, Latifa Echakhch, Zineb Andress Arraki, and Jeanne-Claude. Driss Ksikes was born in 1968.

Driss Ksikes' Gallery representation

Driss Ksikes' work is available for viewing at Galerie Dominique Fiat located in Paris, France.

Further Biographical Context for Driss Ksikes

Born in 1968, Driss Ksikes was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 environment. 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Driss Ksikes

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