Francesco Castiglionie Morelli


Artist biography

Francesco Castiglionie Morelli is regarded as a well established artist, Francesco Castiglionie Morelli was born in 1963. Artists like Sybille Hermanns, Isabel Kerkermeier, Nicholas Hughes, Tom Laduke, and Cui Jian were also born in 1963.

Further Biographical Context for Francesco Castiglionie Morelli

Born in 1963, Francesco Castiglionie Morelli's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period 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 an important 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.