Matthew Carney

1966 - 2011

Artist biography

Matthew Carney was a creative artist, Matthew Carney was born in 1966 and died in 2011. Artists like Seon Ghi Bahk, Manolo Chretien, Daniel De La Cruz, Chi Jiahong, and Botto&Bruno (Roberta Bruno) were also born in 1966.

Further Biographical Context for Matthew Carney

Born in 1966, Matthew Carney 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, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Matthew Carney

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