Gabriel Carrillo De Icaza


Artist biography

Gabriel Carrillo De Icaza is seen as an established mid-career artist, Gabriel Carrillo De Icaza was born in 1977. Artists like Silvia Buoso, Alberto Franco Díaz, Sebastian Artadi, Andro Wekua, and Mirjam Völker were also born in 1977.

Further Biographical Context for Gabriel Carrillo De Icaza

Born in 1977, Gabriel Carrillo De Icaza was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant 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. Important 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 began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Gabriel Carrillo De Icaza

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