Kamau Cartoon Joseph
Kamau Cartoon Joseph is an established mid-career artist, Kamau Cartoon Joseph was born in 1973. Also born in 1973 and of this same generation are Jace, Yair Barak, Lisa Tan, Khwan Barton, and Eric Wesley.
Further Biographical Context for Kamau Cartoon Joseph
Born in 1973, Kamau Cartoon Joseph grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 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 influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong 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.