Pedro Tropa

1973 · Portugal

Artist biography

Pedro Tropa is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Portugal, like other famous artists such as Tiago Baptista, Gonçalo Pena, Fernando Lanhas, João Marçal, and Nuno Da Luz. Pedro Tropa was born in 1973.

Pedro Tropa's Gallery representation

Pedro Tropa's work is on display at Galeria Quadrado Azul | Lisbon in Portugal.

Further Biographical Context for Pedro Tropa

Pedro Tropa was born in 1973 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Pedro Tropa

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