Marcos Chaves

1961

Artist biography

Marcos Chaves is a contemporary artist considered well established, Marcos Chaves was born in 1961. Artists like Curtiss Brock, Blanca Bernis, Philippe Angot, Jac Leirner, and Simrel Achenbach were also born in 1961.

Further Biographical Context for Marcos Chaves

Marcos Chaves was born in 1961 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Marcos Chaves

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