Rahim Mirza

1969

Artist biography

Rahim Mirza is a mid-career established artist. Rahim Mirza was born in 1969. Artists like Stevan Kocic, Yeon Doo Jung, Lee Meskin, Ludovic Houplain, and Julia Avramidis were also born in 1969.

Further Biographical Context for Rahim Mirza

Born in 1969, Rahim Mirza 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 fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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.

Rahim Mirza

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