Markus Weisbeck

1965 · Germany

Artist biography

Markus Weisbeck is a creative artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Birgit Hagen, Victor Kraus, Markus Willeke, Hank Schmidt In Der Beek, and Friedemann Grieshaber. Markus Weisbeck was born in 1965.

Further Biographical Context for Markus Weisbeck

Markus Weisbeck was born in 1965 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent 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 environment. The 1980s were a key 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 leading 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Markus Weisbeck

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