Eric Haze is an established contemporary visual artist. Eric Haze was born in 1961. Also born in 1961 and of this same generation are Zhongmin, Xu, Joaquin Gonzalez Cuevas, Marianna Uutinen, Loretta Feeney, and Phillipe Assalit.
Further Biographical Context for Eric Haze
Born in 1961, Eric Haze was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 distinguished 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.