1979 · Brazil
Luiz Roque is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Brazil, like other famous artists such as Macaparana, Tomie Ohtake, Clarissa Baumann, Ascanio Mmm, and Beto Shwafaty. Luiz Roque was born in 1979.
Further Biographical Context for Luiz Roque
Luiz Roque was born in 1979, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong 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 strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary 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 an influential reputation.