Marc Christophe Mathieu
Marc Christophe Mathieu is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist. Marc Christophe Mathieu was born in 1969. Also born in 1969 and of this same generation are Arnout Killian, Matthew Sontheimer, Manuel Faura, Ludwig Drahosch, and Evariste Richer.
Further Biographical Context for Marc Christophe Mathieu
Born in 1969, Marc Christophe Mathieu was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 marked 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.