Matthew Mac Cord

1962

Artist biography

Matthew Mac Cord is regarded as a well established artist. Matthew Mac Cord was born in 1962. Artists Mauritz Karstrom, Maurizio Delvecchio, Carmelo Di Feo, Wladimir Jaremenko, and Cheng Kuang-Pai are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Matthew Mac Cord

Born in 1962, Matthew Mac Cord was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were an important 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 prominent 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.

Matthew Mac Cord

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