Liset Castillo

1973

Artist biography

Liset Castillo is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Liset Castillo was born in 1973. Artists James Verbicky, Rafal Borcz, Álvaro Negro, Julien Carreyn, and Manal Al-Dowayan are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Liset Castillo

Liset Castillo was born in 1973 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, 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. Important 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 started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Liset Castillo

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