Eugenio Cano

1961

Artist biography

Eugenio Cano is seen as an established contemporary artist, Eugenio Cano was born in 1961. Artists like André Bibeur Lu, Angelo Cricchi, Tula Telfair, Flavia Bernar, and Simon Averill were also born in 1961.

Further Biographical Context for Eugenio Cano

Born in 1961, Eugenio Cano was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Eugenio Cano

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