Kevin Samuel Murphy

1969

Artist biography

Kevin Samuel Murphy is seen as an established mid-career artist. Kevin Samuel Murphy was born in 1969. Artists Keith Kostecki, Osagie Aimufia, Yeon Doo Jung, Alexandra Hedison, and Andrzej Krzystof Bero are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Kevin Samuel Murphy

Kevin Samuel Murphy was born in 1969 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. 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 time. 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 key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Kevin Samuel Murphy

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