Mariana Mendez is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Mariana Mendez was born in 1966. Artists James Georgopoulos, Tim Bavington, Heshang Gaohuijun, J.PARK (Jong-Kyu Park, 박종규), and Loïc Marie-Adolphe are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Mariana Mendez
Mariana Mendez was born in 1966 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. 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 influential 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 leading 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.