Martín Mendoza

1966

Artist biography

Martín Mendoza is seen as an established mid-career artist. Martín Mendoza was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Artur Zmijewski, Valery Ataev, Carlo Bernardini, Kimio Muraoka, and Livia Kubach.

Further Biographical Context for Martín Mendoza

Born in 1966, Martín Mendoza grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Martín Mendoza

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