Gilbert Hage

1966

Artist biography

Gilbert Hage is seen as an established mid-career artist. Gilbert Hage was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Didier Esnault, Reto Boller, Valery Ataev, Anne Geffrelot, and Guo Jianguo.

Further Biographical Context for Gilbert Hage

Gilbert Hage was born in 1966 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period 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 culture. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Gilbert Hage

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