María Elena Muñoz

1967

Artist biography

María Elena Muñoz is a mid-career established artist. María Elena Muñoz was born in 1967. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Karin Van Pinxteren, Clayton Brothers (Christian Clayton), Lorraine Christie, Daniel Baumann, and Sergio Barrera.

Further Biographical Context for María Elena Muñoz

Born in 1967, María Elena Muñoz' creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant 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. Important 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

María Elena Muñoz

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