Heiko Blankenstein

1970

Artist biography

Heiko Blankenstein is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Heiko Blankenstein was born in 1970. Artists Vanessa Henn, Esther Balazs, Sophy Rickett, Kerim Ragimov, and Lars Fisk are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Heiko Blankenstein

Heiko Blankenstein was born in 1970 and was largely inspired creatively 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, 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. influential 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.

Heiko Blankenstein

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