Jonas Camille Hector


Artist biography

Jonas Camille Hector is seen as an established artist. Jonas Camille Hector was born in 1964. Artists Martin Gustavsson, Jean-Christophe Béchet, Sebastian Copeland, Edmund De Waal, and Clare Henshaw are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jonas Camille Hector

Jonas Camille Hector was born in 1964 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy 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 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.