Michael Maschka

1962

Artist biography

Michael Maschka is an established contemporary visual artist. Michael Maschka was born in 1962. Also born in 1962 and of this same generation are Pascale Aymard, Cheng Kuang-Pai, Valdis Kreslins, Caroline Moxhon, and Martine De Baecque.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Maschka

Michael Maschka was born in 1962 and grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. 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 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Michael Maschka

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