Patrick Messina

1967

Artist biography

Patrick Messina is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Patrick Messina was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Czebe Istvan, Frantz Delva, Dongfang Tuqin, Dongi Lee, and Steven Haberland.

Further Biographical Context for Patrick Messina

Patrick Messina was born in 1967 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 time. 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 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 key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Patrick Messina

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