Eko Dompu

1962

Artist biography

Eko Dompu is seen as an established artist. Eko Dompu was born in 1962. Also born in 1962 and of this same generation are Zulu, Sandile, Chen Wanshan, Alvin Batiste, Chen Dong, and Eric Chaza.

Further Biographical Context for Eko Dompu

Born in 1962, Eko Dompu was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent 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 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 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Eko Dompu

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