Giles Alexander

1975

Artist biography

Giles Alexander is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Giles Alexander was born in 1975. Artists like Mark Boulos, Anthony Anguiano, Brian Stinemetz, Jóhannes Atli Hinriksson, and Tamar Kasparian were also born in 1975.

Further Biographical Context for Giles Alexander

Giles Alexander was born in 1975 and was predominantly inspired creatively 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 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. Important 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.

Giles Alexander

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