José Damasceno

1968 · Brazil

Artist biography

José Damasceno is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Brazil. José Damasceno was born in 1968. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes.


José Damasceno is represented and exhibited by 4 galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, and Brazil. Galleries include Thomas Dane Gallery in the United Kingdom, Thomas Dane Gallery | Naples in Italy, and Maisterravalbuena Galería | Madrid in Spain.

Further Biographical Context for José Damasceno

Born in 1968, José Damasceno's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties 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 nineteen eighties 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 started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

José Damasceno

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