Eric Herenguel

1966

Artist biography

Eric Herenguel is seen as an established mid-career artist. Eric Herenguel was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fumie Hiratai, Iris De Ath, Alois Kronschlaeger, Nils Norman, and Vincent Faus.

Further Biographical Context for Eric Herenguel

Eric Herenguel was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key 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.

Eric Herenguel

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