Joseph Belhassen

1966

Artist biography

Joseph Belhassen is seen as an established mid-career artist, Joseph Belhassen was born in 1966. Also born in 1966 and of this same generation are Basrizal Albara, Anne Sophie Tschiegg, Pavel Wolberg, Thorbjørn Bechmann, and Killoffer.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Belhassen

Joseph Belhassen was born in 1966 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Joseph Belhassen

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