Gianpietro Carlesso


Artist biography

Gianpietro Carlesso is an established contemporary visual artist, Gianpietro Carlesso was born in 1961. Also born in 1961 and of this same generation are Antonio Acuc, Michel Frère, Julius Deutschbauer, Giovanna Battaino, and Boris Bally.

Further Biographical Context for Gianpietro Carlesso

Born in 1961, Gianpietro Carlesso was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, 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. significant 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.