Maxine Mason

1967

Artist biography

Maxine Mason is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Maxine Mason was born in 1967. Artists like Birgit Jung-Schmitt, Alan Michael, Jin Weihong, mentalKLINIK, and Denis Mezentsev were also born in 1967.

Further Biographical Context for Maxine Mason

Maxine Mason was born in 1967 and grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Maxine Mason

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