Michael Malm

1972

Artist biography

Michael Malm is a mid-career established artist. Michael Malm was born in 1972. Artists like Ling Zhengwei, Huang Jing Zhe, Kosta Kulundzic, Suyoung Her, and Amy Ross were also born in 1972.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Malm

Michael Malm was born in 1972 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 time. 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Michael Malm

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