Nick Morris

1966

Artist biography

Nick Morris is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist. Nick Morris was born in 1966. Also born in 1966 and of this same generation are Pierandrea Galtrucco, Sam Ebohon, Yuswantoro Adi, Andre Lucien, and Li Mengjun.

Further Biographical Context for Nick Morris

Nick Morris was born in 1966 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Nick Morris

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