Peter Mcdonald

1960

Artist biography

Peter Mcdonald is an established contemporary artist. Peter Mcdonald was born in 1960. Artists Marina Argentini, Martin Mele, Ninni Lodahl Gjessing, Orsina Sforza, and Marta Canellas are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Mcdonald

Born in 1960, Peter Mcdonald was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. significant 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 started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Peter Mcdonald

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