Gil Haller

1979

Artist biography

Gil Haller is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist. Gil Haller was born in 1979. Artists Gareth Cadwallader, Katya Dronova, Marjolijn De Wit, Dina Litovsky, and Made Griyawan are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gil Haller

Born in 1979, Gil Haller was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Gil Haller

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