Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

1965 · Benin

Artist biography

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou is a modern visual artist, who originates from Benin, like other celebrated artists such as Dimitri Fagbohoun, Meschac Gaba, Ezekiel Messou, Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, and Sinzogan, Julien. Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou was born in 1965.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou's Gallery representation

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou is represented by Jack Bell Gallery in London, the United Kingdom.

Further Biographical Context for Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou was born in 1965 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou

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