Gil Heitor Cortesao

1967

Artist biography

Gil Heitor Cortesao is an established mid-career artist, Gil Heitor Cortesao was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Mark Zimmermann, Yves Béhar, Eric Condominas, Tritan Braho, and Mohamed El Baz.

Further Biographical Context for Gil Heitor Cortesao

Born in 1967, Gil Heitor Cortesao was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly 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. 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.

Gil Heitor Cortesao

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