Francisco Hernandez Cruz

1961

Artist biography

Francisco Hernandez Cruz is an established contemporary artist, Francisco Hernandez Cruz was born in 1961. Artists Regine Schumann, Piotr Bogatka, Antonio Biasiucci, Montserrat Soto, and Gabriella Barbonari are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Francisco Hernandez Cruz

Francisco Hernandez Cruz was born in 1961 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time 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 a significant 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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.

Francisco Hernandez Cruz

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