Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou

1965 · Benin

Artist biography

Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou is a visual artist, who originates from Benin, like other prominent artists such as Sinzogan, Julien, Ezekiel Messou, Dimitri Fagbohoun, Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou, and Georges Adéagbo. Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou was born in 1965.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou's Gallery representation

Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou is represented by SMAC | Cape Town in South Africa.

Further Biographical Context for Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou

Born in 1965, Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 time. 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 leading 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 primary 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 Agbodjélou

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