Kirsten Murphy

1966

Artist biography

Kirsten Murphy is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Kirsten Murphy was born in 1966. Artists Claudia Melli, Anna Durante, Francis Jacquier, Geunho Goh, and Mikak are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Kirsten Murphy

Born in 1966, Kirsten Murphy was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 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 marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Kirsten Murphy

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