Paul Masset

1967

Artist biography

Paul Masset is seen as an established mid-career artist. Paul Masset was born in 1967. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Tatjana Brock, Per Hüttner , Kerri-Jane Evans, Paul Catherall, and Sarah Morris.

Further Biographical Context for Paul Masset

Paul Masset was born in 1967 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong 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 influential 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 key 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.

Paul Masset

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