Jonas Aldgard

1963

Artist biography

Jonas Aldgard is an established artist, Jonas Aldgard was born in 1963. Also born in 1963 and of this same generation are Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Imogen Stidworthy, Naruki Oshima, Uwe Kowski, and Jerome Albertini.

Further Biographical Context for Jonas Aldgard

Jonas Aldgard was born in 1963 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 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 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 key 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.

Jonas Aldgard

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