José Almeida Pereira

1979 · Portugal

Artist biography

José Almeida Pereira is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Portugal, like other famous artists such as Pedro Casqueiro, Sara, Armanda Passos, Tamara Alve, and Manuel Caeiro. José Almeida Pereira was born in 1979.

José Almeida Pereira's Gallery representation

José Almeida Pereira is represented by Galeria Fernando Santos located in Porto, Portugal.

Further Biographical Context for José Almeida Pereira

José Almeida Pereira was born in 1979 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time 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 an important 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 prominent 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

José Almeida Pereira

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