Nhlanhla Mbatha

1966 - 2006

Artist biography

Nhlanhla Mbatha was an artist. Nhlanhla Mbatha was born in 1966 and died in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Imanol Luquín, Michel Blazy, Ade Adekola, Željko Badurina, and Mirosław Bialy.

Further Biographical Context for Nhlanhla Mbatha

Nhlanhla Mbatha was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Nhlanhla Mbatha

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