Mear One

1971

Artist biography

Mear One is a mid-career established artist. Mear One was born in 1971. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Reto Bartschi, Manolo Bossi, Guillaume Bardet, Xavier Jallais, and Patrick Rieve.

Further Biographical Context for Mear One

Mear One was born in 1971 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked 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 leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Mear One

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