Luís Silveirinha

1968 · Portugal

Artist biography

Luís Silveirinha is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Portugal, like other celebrated artists such as Adelina Lopes, Vasco Araújo, Catarina Botelho, Paulo Quintas, and Sonia Almeida. Luís Silveirinha was born in 1968.

Further Biographical Context for Luís Silveirinha

Born in 1968, Luís Silveirinha was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 influential 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 key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Luís Silveirinha

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