Kadir Lopez

1972 · Cuba

Artist biography

Kadir Lopez is an established mid-career artist, who was born in Cuba, like other prominent artists such as Miguel Alejandro Machado Suárez, Estate Of Ana Mendieta, Glexis Novoa, Ukendt Kunstner, and Waldo Balart. Kadir Lopez was born in 1972.

Kadir Lopez' Gallery representation

Kadir Lopez' work is available for viewing at William Turner Gallery located in Los Angeles, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Kadir Lopez

Born in 1972, Kadir Lopez was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Kadir Lopez

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