Glen Hayward

1974

Artist biography

Glen Hayward is seen as an established mid-career artist. Glen Hayward was born in 1974. Also born in 1974 and of this same generation are Anna Gorban, Nathan Wasserbauer, Jorge Méndez Blake, Amy Gartrell, and Iva Gueorguieva.

Further Biographical Context for Glen Hayward

Born in 1974, Glen Hayward was largely influenced 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 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 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 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 recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Glen Hayward

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