Jesús Martinez Ostern

1961

Artist biography

Jesús Martinez Ostern is an established contemporary visual artist. Jesús Martinez Ostern was born in 1961. Also born in 1961 and of this same generation are Gerhard Leixl, Edward Stewart, Jaqueline Miller, Renate Buser, and Dmitry Averianov.

Further Biographical Context for Jesús Martinez Ostern

Jesús Martinez Ostern was born in 1961 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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. significant 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.

Jesús Martinez Ostern

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