1961 · Germany
Reiner Bajo is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from Germany, like other famous artists such as Anna Grath, Bastian Muhr, Hans Bellmer, Carsten Nicolai, and Thomas Wachholz. Reiner Bajo was born in 1961.
Further Biographical Context for Reiner Bajo
Born in 1961, Reiner Bajo's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished 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 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.