Jessica Cooper

1967

Artist biography

Jessica Cooper is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Jessica Cooper was born in 1967. Artists Francesco Jodice, Anne Pharel, Børre Sæthre, Jeanne Bouchart, and Ori Gersht are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jessica Cooper

Born in 1967, Jessica Cooper's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 heavy 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 marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 leading 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.

Jessica Cooper

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