Eva Leitolf

1966 · Germany

Artist biography

Eva Leitolf is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Martina Klein, Rubén Perera Fontes, Nina Könnemann, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, and Matthias Zinn. Eva Leitolf was born in 1966.

Further Biographical Context for Eva Leitolf

Eva Leitolf was born in 1966 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time 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 culture. 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 popular 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Eva Leitolf

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