Karine Bonneval


Artist biography

Karine Bonneval is a mid-career established artist, Karine Bonneval was born in 1970. Also born in 1970 and of this same generation are Eric Butcher, Susanne Winterling, Jan Peter Hammer, Jeroen De Rijke, and Natasha Law.

Further Biographical Context for Karine Bonneval

Born in 1970, Karine Bonneval was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. 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, significant 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.