Joy Mallari

1966

Artist biography

Joy Mallari is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Joy Mallari was born in 1966. Artists Hervé Dubault, Jörg Langhans, Antonio Briceño, Ferdinando Colloca, and Daniel Laskurain Areitioaurtena are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Joy Mallari

Born in 1966, Joy Mallari was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 leading 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.

Joy Mallari

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