Jarbas Lopes

1964 · Brazil

Artist biography

Jarbas Lopes is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Brazil. Jarbas Lopes was born in 1964. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jarbas Lopes is represented by two galleries, which are Tilton Gallery in New York, the United States and A Gentil Carioca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jarbas Lopes' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Samba In The Dark at Anton Kern Gallery in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 14 January 2020 until 15 February 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Jarbas Lopes

Jarbas Lopes was born in 1964 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 distinguished 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 primary 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 recognition.

Jarbas Lopes

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