Raquel Dias

1970 · Portugal

Artist biography

Raquel Dias is a mid-career established artist, who was born in Portugal, like other well-known artists such as Alice dos Reis, Amaral, Vitor Ribeiro, JOANA DA CONCEIÇÃO , and Joel Santos. Raquel Dias was born in 1970.

Further Biographical Context for Raquel Dias

Raquel Dias was born in 1970 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 primary 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.

Raquel Dias

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