Mayra Barraza

1966 · El Salvador

Artist biography

Mayra Barraza is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from El Salvador, like other renowned artists such as Crack Rodríguez, José Santiago Pérez, Guadalupe Maravilla, Natalia Dominguez, and Crack Rodriguez. Mayra Barraza was born in 1966.

Mayra Barraza's Gallery representation

Mayra Barraza's work is on display at Liliana Bloch Gallery in Dallas, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Mayra Barraza

Born in 1966, Mayra Barraza's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time 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 environment. The 1980s were an important decade politically, 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Mayra Barraza

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