Emilio Chapela Perez

1978

Artist biography

Emilio Chapela Perez is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Emilio Chapela Perez was born in 1978. Artists Ben Jamie, Xandro Vallès - Aggtelek, Baptiste Debombourg, Edith Bos Boyer, and Michael Bell-Smith are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Emilio Chapela Perez

Born in 1978, Emilio Chapela Perez' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 decade. 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 primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Emilio Chapela Perez

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