Marco Castilla

1970

Artist biography

Marco Castilla is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Marco Castilla was born in 1970. Also born in 1970 and of this same generation are Nicolas Beaud, Chang Deqiang, Mariola Bouwman, Alberto Castelli, and Siggi Hofer.

Further Biographical Context for Marco Castilla

Marco Castilla was born in 1970, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Marco Castilla

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