Enrique Saavedra Chicheri

1963

Artist biography

Enrique Saavedra Chicheri is a contemporary artist considered well established, Enrique Saavedra Chicheri was born in 1963. Artists Eric Bari, Lynette Barnard, Frank Mädler, Chuang Min-Chung, and Leo Fitzmaurice are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Enrique Saavedra Chicheri

Enrique Saavedra Chicheri was born in 1963, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Enrique Saavedra Chicheri

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