Laurent Massaloux is seen as an established mid-career artist. Laurent Massaloux was born in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Yvan Hendrickx, Jennie C. Jones, Kang Xue Jun, Reem Al Faisal, and Carlo Colombo.
Further Biographical Context for Laurent Massaloux
Born in 1968, Laurent Massaloux' creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.