1960 · Sweden
Helene Schmitz is an established contemporary artist, who originates from Sweden, like other prominent artists such as Stefan Mås Persson, Palle Torrson, Fia Backström, Anki Olebring, and Mia Makila. Helene Schmitz was born in 1960.
Further Biographical Context for Helene Schmitz
Born in 1960, Helene Schmitz was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.