Gastón Izaguirre

1974

Artist biography

Gastón Izaguirre is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Gastón Izaguirre was born in 1974. Also born in 1974 and of this same generation are Juan José Garcia Cano, Geb 74, Maciej Gąsienica Giewont, Banksy, and Sofie Bird Møller.

Further Biographical Context for Gastón Izaguirre

Born in 1974, Gastón Izaguirre grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 atmosphere. 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.