Marco Mazzi

1980

Artist biography

Marco Mazzi is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Marco Mazzi was born in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Brad Gutierrez, Muriel Gallardo Weinstein, Dennis Scholl, Jonathan Trayte, and Pola Braendle.

Further Biographical Context for Marco Mazzi

Marco Mazzi was born in 1980 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key 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 an influential reputation.

Marco Mazzi

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