Marc Shoul

1975 · South Africa

Artist biography

Marc Shoul is an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in South Africa, like other well-known artists such as Gregoire Boonzaier, Paul Balmer, Nelson Makamo, Mbali Dhlamini, and Colbert Mashile. Marc Shoul was born in 1975.

Further Biographical Context for Marc Shoul

Marc Shoul was born in 1975 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. influential 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Marc Shoul

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