Joe Matrix is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Joe Matrix was born in 1968. Also born in 1968 and of this same generation are Eltayeb Dawelbait, Rob and Nick Carter, Huang Liangjun, Ruby Kngwarreye, and Jaeyoung Min.
Further Biographical Context for Joe Matrix
Joe Matrix was born in 1968 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.