Karyn Olivier

1968 · Trinidad and Tobago

Artist biography

Karyn Olivier is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Trinidad and Tobago, like other celebrated artists such as Anthony Ausgang, Che Lovelace, Petrina, Los Carpinteros (Alexandre Arrechea Jesus Zambrano), and Karyn Olivier. Karyn Olivier was born in 1968.

Karyn Olivier's Gallery representation

Karyn Olivier's work is available for viewing at Fresh Window located in New York, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Karyn Olivier

Born in 1968, Karyn Olivier was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Karyn Olivier

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