Maritza Morillas

1969

Artist biography

Maritza Morillas is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Maritza Morillas was born in 1969. Artists like Craig Mulholland, Sophie Badens, Carmelo Cilia, Enno Kapitza, and Jeannie Riddle were also born in 1969.

Further Biographical Context for Maritza Morillas

Maritza Morillas was born in 1969 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Maritza Morillas

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