Miguel Branco

1963 · Portugal

Artist biography

Miguel Branco is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Portugal, like other well-known artists such as Nadir Afonso, João Decq, Rui Sanches, Gustavo Fernandes, and Andreia Queirós. Miguel Branco was born in 1963.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Miguel Branco is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galeria Pedro Cera in Lisbon, Portugal and Galeria Presença in Porto, Portugal. Miguel Branco most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galeria Pedro Cera in Lisbon (07 March 2019 until 23 April 2019) with the exhibition Naked Lunch.

Further Biographical Context for Miguel Branco

Miguel Branco was born in 1963 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Miguel Branco

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