Javier Lopez Barbosa
Javier Lopez Barbosa is an established contemporary visual artist, Javier Lopez Barbosa was born in 1962. Also born in 1962 and of this same generation are Ana De Alvear, Lance Letscher, Olivier Leroi, Gerhard Winkler, and Mathew Hale.
Further Biographical Context for Javier Lopez Barbosa
Born in 1962, Javier Lopez Barbosa was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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.