Jef Campion

1962 - 2014

Artist biography

Jef Campion was a creative artist, Jef Campion was born in 1962 and died in 2014. Artists Dominique Capocci, Normund Braslins, Andreas Bruchhäuser, Chen Wanshan, and Alejandro Miras are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jef Campion

Jef Campion was born in 1962 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Jef Campion

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