Magnus Plessen (Oslo)

1967 · Germany

Artist biography

Magnus Plessen (Oslo) is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Germany, like other renowned artists such as Benjamin Nachtwey, Dieter Hiesserer, Anna Fasshauer, Marcus Gundling, and Ralf Dereich. Magnus Plessen (Oslo) was born in 1967.

Further Biographical Context for Magnus Plessen (Oslo)

Magnus Plessen (Oslo) was born in 1967 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, 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. 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Magnus Plessen (Oslo)

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