Gerald Chukwuma

1973 · Nigeria

Artist biography

Gerald Chukwuma is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Nigeria, like other renowned artists such as Ben Osaghae, Otobong Nkanga, Emeka Ogboh, Ranti Bam, and Layo Bright. Gerald Chukwuma was born in 1973.

Gerald Chukwuma's exhibition

Gerald Chukwuma most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Wrinkles. The exhibition was open from 08 February 2019 until 23 March 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Gerald Chukwuma

Born in 1973, Gerald Chukwuma was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. influential 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Gerald Chukwuma

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