Ed Heck

1963

Artist biography

Ed Heck is regarded as a well established artist. Ed Heck was born in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Vahan Roumelian, Bao Haining, René Bouchara, Christophe Girerd, and Damián Flores Llanos.

Further Biographical Context for Ed Heck

Ed Heck was born in 1963 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked 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 leading 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 recognition.

Ed Heck

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