Jarmo Kukkonen

1968 · Finland

Artist biography

Jarmo Kukkonen is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Finland, like other famous artists such as Heini Aho, Kalle Kataila, Karri Kuoppala, Hermanni Keko, and Otto Karvonen. Jarmo Kukkonen was born in 1968.

Further Biographical Context for Jarmo Kukkonen

Jarmo Kukkonen was born in 1968 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished 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 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 an influential reputation.

Jarmo Kukkonen

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