Mike Mills

1966

Artist biography

Mike Mills is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist. Mike Mills was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Maurizio Camatta, Jevgenij Goldin, Jean Kirsten, Cao Gongdu, and Abelardo Hernandez.

Further Biographical Context for Mike Mills

Born in 1966, Mike Mills' creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 leading 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.

Mike Mills

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