Kuba Bakowski

1971

Artist biography

Kuba Bakowski is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Kuba Bakowski was born in 1971. Artists like Sadek Rahim, Finn Stone, Florian Pumhoesl, Manav verma, and Juan Carlos Amaya Sierra were also born in 1971.

Further Biographical Context for Kuba Bakowski

Born in 1971, Kuba Bakowski's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.