Marc Chevalier

1967

Artist biography

Marc Chevalier is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Marc Chevalier was born in 1967. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bjarne Melagaard, Kurt Cobain, An Te Liu, Satyendra Pakhalé, and Jil Weinstock.

Further Biographical Context for Marc Chevalier

Marc Chevalier was born in 1967 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Marc Chevalier

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