Eric Heist

1962

Artist biography

Eric Heist is an established contemporary visual artist. Eric Heist was born in 1962. Artists like Markus Casanova, Didier Goessens, Luis Pérez Calvo, Alexandre Barthet, and Farhad Kalantary were also born in 1962.

Further Biographical Context for Eric Heist

Eric Heist was born in 1962 and 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 differences, 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Eric Heist

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