Luis Paulo Costa

1968 · Portugal

Artist biography

Luis Paulo Costa is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Portugal, like other prominent artists such as Ricardo Marcelino, Hugo Silva, Mário Rita, Dalila Gonçalves, and Nuno Ramalho. Luis Paulo Costa was born in 1968.

Luis Paulo Costa's Gallery representation

Luis Paulo Costa is represented by Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art in Lisbon, Portugal.

Further Biographical Context for Luis Paulo Costa

Born in 1968, Luis Paulo Costa's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. 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 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 distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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.

Luis Paulo Costa

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