Francesco Cabras

1966

Artist biography

Francesco Cabras is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Francesco Cabras was born in 1966. Artists like Iké Udé, Brigitte Waldach, Martin Mc Nulty, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, and Elin Engelsen were also born in 1966.

Further Biographical Context for Francesco Cabras

Born in 1966, Francesco Cabras grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Francesco Cabras

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