Monica Martins

1965

Artist biography

Monica Martins is a visual artist. Monica Martins was born in 1965. Artists like Andrea Zittel, Julian Rosefeldt, Koen Van Mechelen, Harri Monni, and Lotte Agger were also born in 1965.

Further Biographical Context for Monica Martins

Monica Martins was born in 1965 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, 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 global 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.

Monica Martins

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