Ioana Batranu


Artist biography

Ioana Batranu is regarded as a well established artist, Ioana Batranu was born in 1960. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Eleonora Brodsky, Timothy Arzt, Chrystèle Lerisse, Emmanuel Alexia, and Anna-Marie Arnold.

Further Biographical Context for Ioana Batranu

Born in 1960, Ioana Batranu's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 time. 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 influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Ioana Batranu

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