Fabio Hurtado

1960

Artist biography

Fabio Hurtado is seen as an established artist. Fabio Hurtado was born in 1960. Also born in 1960 and of this same generation are Bhuri Bai, Marion Gijzen, Domenica Caristan, Claire Basler, and Valdemaro Grifoni.

Further Biographical Context for Fabio Hurtado

Born in 1960, Fabio Hurtado was largely influenced by the 1980s. 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked 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 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.

Fabio Hurtado

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