Godwin Adesoye

1974

Artist biography

Godwin Adesoye is seen as an established mid-career artist, Godwin Adesoye was born in 1974. Also born in 1974 and of this same generation are Anton Ginzburg, Detanico, Anthony James, Marie Voignier, and Delphine Burtin.

Further Biographical Context for Godwin Adesoye

Godwin Adesoye was born in 1974 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast 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 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.

Godwin Adesoye

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