Eric Canete

1975

Artist biography

Eric Canete is an established mid-career artist, Eric Canete was born in 1975. Also born in 1975 and of this same generation are János Fodor, Alon Assouline, Cyril Lancelin, Jimmy Robert, and Rolando Flores.

Further Biographical Context for Eric Canete

Eric Canete was born in 1975 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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. Important 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, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Eric Canete

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