Murray Bird

1969

Artist biography

Murray Bird is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Murray Bird was born in 1969. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Cameron Jamie, Nicholas Lampert, Fabrice Bigot, Khalil Joreige, and Jae Yong Rhee.

Further Biographical Context for Murray Bird

Murray Bird was born in 1969, grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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. influential 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, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Murray Bird

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