Loren Marks

1968

Artist biography

Loren Marks is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Loren Marks was born in 1968. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Dimitri Kosiré, Ja-Dong Koo, Kirill Danelia, Gernot Hausknost, and Hei Han Khiang.

Further Biographical Context for Loren Marks

Loren Marks was born in 1968 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Loren Marks

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