Karlos Carcamo

1967

Artist biography

Karlos Carcamo is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Karlos Carcamo was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Katharina Hinsberg, The Atlas Group / Walid Raad, Caroline Lathan Stiefel, Grassino Paolo, and Qavavau Ashoona.

Further Biographical Context for Karlos Carcamo

Karlos Carcamo was born in 1967 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 primary 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.

Karlos Carcamo

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