Mohammed El Mourid

1966

Artist biography

Mohammed El Mourid is an established mid-career artist. Mohammed El Mourid was born in 1966. Artists like Michael Goro, Anthony Chua Say Hua, Li Chunjian, Jose Wallace Lopez, and Heidi Wexelsen Goksoyr were also born in 1966.

Further Biographical Context for Mohammed El Mourid

Mohammed El Mourid was born in 1966 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. significant 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 started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Mohammed El Mourid

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