Jake Clark

1966

Artist biography

Jake Clark is an established mid-career artist, Jake Clark was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Liang Wei, Roman Ondak, Josh Dorman, Ricardo Cárdenas, and Jeff Cowen.

Further Biographical Context for Jake Clark

Born in 1966, Jake Clark's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s 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 recognition.

Jake Clark

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