Juan Carlos Macias Islas

1961

Artist biography

Juan Carlos Macias Islas is an established artist. Juan Carlos Macias Islas was born in 1961. Artists Ida Van Der Lee, Kim Young Jin, Eugenio Cano Lopez, Lene Lykke, and Bettina Bick are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Juan Carlos Macias Islas

Born in 1961, Juan Carlos Macias Islas' creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 international 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 began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Juan Carlos Macias Islas

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