Jouko Karkkainen


Artist biography

Jouko Karkkainen is regarded as a well established artist. Jouko Karkkainen was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Michal Bachi, Markus Casanova, Margarida Galhardo D'Eça Leal, Margit Junge, and Jim Davidson.

Further Biographical Context for Jouko Karkkainen

Jouko Karkkainen was born in 1962 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s 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 particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Jouko Karkkainen

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