José Carretero

1962

Artist biography

José Carretero is seen as an established artist, José Carretero was born in 1962. Artists Nicola Brain, Anat Rousso Aknin, Antonino Cammarata, Diana Thater , and Carlo Marcucci are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for José Carretero

Born in 1962, José Carretero's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

José Carretero

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