José León Cerrillo

1976 · Mexico

Artist biography

José León Cerrillo is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Mexico, like other prominent artists such as Monica Loya, Blanca Estela Rodríguez, Benjamin Torres, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, and Armando Salas Portugal. José León Cerrillo was born in 1976.


José León Cerrillo is represented by two galleries. These are joségarcía, mx in Mexico City, Mexico and Andréhn-Schiptjenko in Stockholm, Sweden.

Further Biographical Context for José León Cerrillo

José León Cerrillo was born in 1976 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

José León Cerrillo

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