Maurus Michael Malikita

1967

Artist biography

Maurus Michael Malikita is seen as an established mid-career artist. Maurus Michael Malikita was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Akos Mohaci, Thaier Hilal, Jay One, Hui Chin, and Manuel Molano.

Further Biographical Context for Maurus Michael Malikita

Born in 1967, Maurus Michael Malikita's creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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 international 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Maurus Michael Malikita

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