Gilberto Colaco

1975

Artist biography

Gilberto Colaco is seen as an established mid-career artist, Gilberto Colaco was born in 1975. Artists Tom Holmes, Eske Kath, Kei Takemura, Marta Bilecka-Dudzinska, and Chen Xianhui are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gilberto Colaco

Born in 1975, Gilberto Colaco's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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. significant 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 started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Gilberto Colaco

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