Martin Paul Bush

1964

Artist biography

Martin Paul Bush is an established contemporary artist, Martin Paul Bush was born in 1964. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bai Jin Shun, Annette Bergerow, Morten Søndergaard, Philippe Parreno, and David Hilliard.

Further Biographical Context for Martin Paul Bush

Born in 1964, Martin Paul Bush 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 unique 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 decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Martin Paul Bush

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