Niels Meulman

1967

Artist biography

Niels Meulman is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist. Niels Meulman was born in 1967. Artists Merlin Carpenter, Paul Frank, Régis Rizzo, Abigail Lane, and Mo Häusler are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Niels Meulman

Niels Meulman was born in 1967 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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 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 prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Niels Meulman

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