Marie Amalia

1967

Artist biography

Marie Amalia is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Marie Amalia was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are James White, Xing Danwen, Aaron Anish, Moto Waganari, and Attila Szucs.

Further Biographical Context for Marie Amalia

Born in 1967, Marie Amalia was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. 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 culture. 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Marie Amalia

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