Juan Pablo Ballester

1966

Artist biography

Juan Pablo Ballester is a mid-career established artist, Juan Pablo Ballester was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Santiago Sierra, Gabi Buch, Wan Quingsong, Wiedemann, and Heidi Spector.

Further Biographical Context for Juan Pablo Ballester

Juan Pablo Ballester was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.