Markus Dorfmüller

1961 · Germany

Artist biography

Markus Dorfmüller is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born and brought up in Germany, like other renowned artists such as Winfred Gaul, Andreas Diefenbach, Esther Kläs, Manfred Menz, and Felix Contzen. Markus Dorfmüller was born in 1961.

Further Biographical Context for Markus Dorfmüller

Markus Dorfmüller was born in 1961 and was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 a significant 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 popular 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.

Markus Dorfmüller

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