Mat Ali Mat Som

1975

Artist biography

Mat Ali Mat Som is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Mat Ali Mat Som was born in 1975. Artists Ved Gupta, Claudio Boccella, Carl Krull, John Williams, and Cyril Lancelin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Mat Ali Mat Som

Born in 1975, Mat Ali Mat Som was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mat Ali Mat Som

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