José Luis Marin


Artist biography

José Luis Marin is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist. José Luis Marin was born in 1968. Artists like Merrill Girrabul Ngalkalkdjam, David Merveille, Vladimir Kozhukhar, Aimé Mpane Enkobo, and Geoff Farnsworth were also born in 1968.

Further Biographical Context for José Luis Marin

Born in 1968, José Luis Marin grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy 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 distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

José Luis Marin

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