Michael Marrinan

1966

Artist biography

Michael Marrinan is an established mid-career artist. Michael Marrinan was born in 1966. Also born in 1966 and of this same generation are Igor Eliseev, Anja Jager, Richard Ashrowan, Jue Fu, and Daniel Fuchs.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Marrinan

Born in 1966, Michael Marrinan was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Michael Marrinan

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