Miguel Ángel Madrigal
Miguel Ángel Madrigal is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist. Miguel Ángel Madrigal was born in 1974. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Daniel Ablitt, Marco Van Duyvendijk, Shay Kun, Dai Tao, and Elsa Mazeau.
Further Biographical Context for Miguel Ángel Madrigal
Miguel Ángel Madrigal was born in 1974 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. 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 decade 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 strong 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.