Jiri Franta

1978 · Czech Republic

Artist biography

Jiri Franta is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Czech Republic, like other well-known artists such as Zbyněk Baladrán, Ladislav Ovsik, San Starling, Běla Kolářová, and Lucia Moholy. Jiri Franta was born in 1978.

Jiri Franta's Gallery representation

Jiri Franta's work is on display at Jiri Svestka in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Jiri Franta

Born in 1978, Jiri Franta was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jiri Franta

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