Eliza Hurdle is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Eliza Hurdle was born in 1966. Artists Franz Burkhardt, Fashi Qiufeng, Nelly Chichlakova, Bridget Chetwynd, and Dider Casten are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Eliza Hurdle
Eliza Hurdle was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.