Nellie Marks Nakamarra

1962

Artist biography

Nellie Marks Nakamarra is an established contemporary artist. Nellie Marks Nakamarra was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alessandra Spranzi, Jiang Jianming, Nasser Bouzid, Francoise Abraham, and Deborah Kelly.

Further Biographical Context for Nellie Marks Nakamarra

Nellie Marks Nakamarra was born in 1962 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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.

Nellie Marks Nakamarra

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