Emily Counts

1976 · Poland

Artist biography

Emily Counts is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Poland, like other prominent artists such as Angelika Markul, Gregory Machnis, Iza Tarasewicz, Aneta Regel, and Jagoda Przybylak. Emily Counts was born in 1976.

Further Biographical Context for Emily Counts

Born in 1976, Emily Counts' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Emily Counts

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