Leea Maaria Markala

1964

Artist biography

Leea Maaria Markala is regarded as a well established artist. Leea Maaria Markala was born in 1964. Artists Igor Borisov, Jean-Marc Dallanegra, Fiona Foley, Laurent Hurard, and Frank Jons are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Leea Maaria Markala

Born in 1964, Leea Maaria Markala was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Leea Maaria Markala

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