Michael Kunze

1961 · Germany

Artist biography

Michael Kunze is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Germany - other established artists such as Goffin, Rene J., Wiebke Siem, Christoph Roßner, Peggy Buth, and Jonas Unger were also born in Germany. Michael Kunze was born in 1961.

Michael Kunze's Gallery representation

Michael Kunze's work is available for viewing at Nicolas Krupp in Basel, Switzerland.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Kunze

Born in 1961, Michael Kunze was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Michael Kunze

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