Jose Alberto Menendez Sigarroa
Jose Alberto Menendez Sigarroa is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Jose Alberto Menendez Sigarroa was born in 1966. Artists Andreï Molodkin, Seon-Ghi Bahk, Una Ryan, Desire Kayamba, and Lukas Rapold are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Jose Alberto Menendez Sigarroa
Jose Alberto Menendez Sigarroa was born in 1966 and was predominantly inspired 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular 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 an influential reputation.