Ivan Cangelosi

1968

Artist biography

Ivan Cangelosi is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Ivan Cangelosi was born in 1968. Also born in 1968 and of this same generation are Inri, Tamara Kvesitadze, Jack West, Fabienne Audeoud, and Frantz Chardonnet.

Further Biographical Context for Ivan Cangelosi

Ivan Cangelosi was born in 1968 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 fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, 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. Important 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 began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Ivan Cangelosi

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