Michele Spanghero

1979 · Italy

Artist biography

Michele Spanghero is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Italy - other established artists such as Pignatelli Luca, Giuseppe Spagnulo, Grassino Paolo, Cecilia Marini, and Monica Carocci were also born in Italy. Michele Spanghero was born in 1979.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Michele Spanghero's work is on display at Galerie Alberta Pane | Paris in France. Michele Spanghero's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Recent Works at Galerie Alberta Pane | Venice in Italy. The exhibition was open from 22 March 2019 until 19 April 2019.

Historical Context of Italy

The classical period of the Romans has exerted a significant influence on the cultural and intellectual development of Italy, contributing to the uniqueness of the country and its immense artistic heritage. Italy is also the country that embodies the Renaissance, “Riniscita” in its original language, which translates to “rebirth”. From the early 1400s, the Renaissance has been an intense era of cultural and political flourishing, inducing revivals in art, architecture, music, poetry and philosophy. Although significantly tormented by the fascism of Mussolini in the modern and contemporary period, Italy has never lost its place as one of the most powerful artistic centres, home to cutting-edge movements such as Futurism and Arte Povera, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement. Some highly eminent Italian artists from the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Michele Spanghero

Born in 1979, Michele Spanghero's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant 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. influential 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 recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Michele Spanghero

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