Peter Mc Laren

1964

Artist biography

Peter Mc Laren is an established contemporary artist. Peter Mc Laren was born in 1964. Also born in 1964 and of this same generation are Hélène Jacqs, Liren Feng, Janine Antoni, Matthew Curtis, and Jose Antonio Hernández-Díez.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Mc Laren

Peter Mc Laren was born in 1964 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 era. 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 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 leading 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.

Peter Mc Laren

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