Esra Carus


Artist biography

Esra Carus is seen as an established mid-career artist, Esra Carus was born in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Frank.m.g Lodder, Monika Goetz, Attasit Aniwatchon, Leung Chi Wo, and Alexey Alpatov.

Further Biographical Context for Esra Carus

Born in 1968, Esra Carus grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished 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 leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.