Nyoman Mawa

1963

Artist biography

Nyoman Mawa is an established artist. Nyoman Mawa was born in 1963. Artists Zhang Dali, Gillian Wearing, Catherine Yass, Pietra Barrasso, and Šimon Brejcha are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Nyoman Mawa

Born in 1963, Nyoman Mawa was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Nyoman Mawa

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