Ewa Hauton

1969

Artist biography

Ewa Hauton is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Ewa Hauton was born in 1969. Artists Maristela Cabello, Banu Grote, Gu Xiaoping, Rafael Grassi, and Shiva Asghari Art are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ewa Hauton

Born in 1969, Ewa Hauton was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Ewa Hauton

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