Loukia Alavanou

1979 · Greece

Artist biography

Loukia Alavanou is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Greece, like other famous artists such as Maria Spyraki, Sofia Stevi, Elsa Charalampous, Kostas Sklavenitis, and Vlassis Caniaris. Loukia Alavanou was born in 1979.

Loukia Alavanou's Gallery representation

Loukia Alavanou is represented by Handel Street Projects in London, the United Kingdom.

Further Biographical Context for Loukia Alavanou

Born in 1979, Loukia Alavanou's creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Loukia Alavanou

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