Gastineau Massamba

1973 · Democratic Republic of the Congo

Artist biography

Gastineau Massamba is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Democratic Republic of the Congo, like other well-known artists such as Franklin Mbungu Wabonga, Pathy Tshindele, Marc Lagrange , Jp Mika, and Gastineau Massamba. Gastineau Massamba was born in 1973.

Gastineau Massamba's Gallery representation

Gastineau Massamba is represented by Jack Bell Gallery located in London, the United Kingdom.

Further Biographical Context for Gastineau Massamba

Born in 1973, Gastineau Massamba's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast 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. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Gastineau Massamba

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