Jonathan Clarke is regarded as a well established artist, Jonathan Clarke was born in 1961. Artists like Helen O'Leary, Svetlana Vladimirova Atakhanova, Bert Beul De, Jonathan Callan, and Semyon Agroskin were also born in 1961.
Further Biographical Context for Jonathan Clarke
Born in 1961, Jonathan Clarke's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.