Michael J. Mikula

1963

Artist biography

Michael J. Mikula is an established artist. Michael J. Mikula was born in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Derek Henderson, Miran Fukuda, Loretta Bourque, Betty Bee, and Giedrius Jonaitis.

Further Biographical Context for Michael J. Mikula

Michael J. Mikula was born in 1963 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key 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 an influential reputation.

Michael J. Mikula

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