Laurence Cournou

1963

Artist biography

Laurence Cournou is an established artist, Laurence Cournou was born in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alexander Antonyuk, Cvetelin Cvetanov, Romero Britto, Groune De Chouque, and Les Joynes.

Further Biographical Context for Laurence Cournou

Laurence Cournou was born in 1963 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous 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 culture. The 1980s were a significant 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 leading 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.

Laurence Cournou

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