Pilar Albarracin


Artist biography

Pilar Albarracin is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Pilar Albarracin was born in 1968. Artists like Morte Abild, Olivia Berckemeyer, Zhao Nengzhi, Erik Van Lieshout, and An Huaping were also born in 1968.

Further Biographical Context for Pilar Albarracin

Pilar Albarracin was born in 1968 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.