1962 · Ireland
Grace Weir is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Ireland, like other well-known artists such as Patrick Graham, Doireann O’Malley, Conor Harrington, Keef Winter, and Samuel Laurence Cunnane. Grace Weir was born in 1962.
Grace Weir's work are currently exhibiting at Laure Genillard in London with the exhibition Blow Up I: Experiments in Photography (29 February 2020 - 18 April 2020). Grace Weir's only other exhibition is Unfolded, which took place at Laure Genillard in London, the United Kingdom (30 September 2017 - 18 November 2017).
Further Biographical Context for Grace Weir
Born in 1962, Grace Weir's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties 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 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. influential 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 began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.