Jocelyn Cottencin

1967

Artist biography

Jocelyn Cottencin is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Jocelyn Cottencin was born in 1967. Artists Cisco Kidd, Marie Bourguignon, Herbert Ben, Udo Rutschmann, and Batia Suter are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jocelyn Cottencin

Jocelyn Cottencin was born in 1967 and was largely inspired creatively 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, notable wealth differences, 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 global 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Jocelyn Cottencin

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