Jorge Magyaroff

1979

Artist biography

Jorge Magyaroff is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Jorge Magyaroff was born in 1979. Artists Fabrizio Grossi, Jakub Hosek, Katarzyna Korytkowska, Dan Maciuca, and Derk Thijs are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jorge Magyaroff

Jorge Magyaroff was born in 1979 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Jorge Magyaroff

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