Luis Melo

1966

Artist biography

Luis Melo is a mid-career established artist. Luis Melo was born in 1966. Artists like Gilles Cenazandotti, Gemma Browne, Wiedemann, Liu Mo, and Bartha Kalman were also born in 1966.

Further Biographical Context for Luis Melo

Born in 1966, Luis Melo was predominantly influenced 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, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Luis Melo

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