Pedro Portugal

1963 · Portugal

Artist biography

Pedro Portugal is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Portugal, like other famous artists such as Helena Preto, Rui Serra, Nélia Reis, Fernando L. Ribeiro, and Alexandre Conefrey. Pedro Portugal was born in 1963.

Pedro Portugal's Gallery representation

Pedro Portugal is represented by Galeria Fernando Santos in Porto, Portugal.

Further Biographical Context for Pedro Portugal

Born in 1963, Pedro Portugal's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global 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 began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Pedro Portugal

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