Fernando Heras Castan

1966

Artist biography

Fernando Heras Castan is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist. Fernando Heras Castan was born in 1966. Artists Wolfgang Breuer, Nicolás Guagnini, Linda Brunker, Bevin Chikodzi, and Beatriz Diaz Horcajo are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Fernando Heras Castan

Born in 1966, Fernando Heras Castan grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key 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.

Fernando Heras Castan

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