Giovanna Casotto

1962

Artist biography

Giovanna Casotto is an established contemporary artist, Giovanna Casotto was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Brigitte Brassart, Yoonmo Ahn, Michelle Grabner, Chus Bures, and Zhuang Hong Yi.

Further Biographical Context for Giovanna Casotto

Born in 1962, Giovanna Casotto was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant 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. Important 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 started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Giovanna Casotto

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