Raul Mourao

1967

Artist biography

Raul Mourao is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Raul Mourao was born in 1967. Artists like Tamar Klar, Sarah Morris, Adrian Britnell, Christina Dimitriadis, and Nicole Allen were also born in 1967.

Further Biographical Context for Raul Mourao

Raul Mourao was born in 1967 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s 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 1980s 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 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Raul Mourao

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