Eddy Hidayat

1967

Artist biography

Eddy Hidayat is a mid-career established artist. Eddy Hidayat was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Fang Ruihe, Ajay De, Ole Tonsgaard, Karin Daymond, and Robin Bernat.

Further Biographical Context for Eddy Hidayat

Eddy Hidayat was born in 1967 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period 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 environment. 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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.

Eddy Hidayat

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