Richard Joseph Maccormack
Richard Joseph Maccormack is an established contemporary visual artist. Richard Joseph Maccormack was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Dariusz Dyr, Zarinsch Kristaps, Stéphane Cauvin, Ignat Daniltsev, and Alfredo Duany.
Further Biographical Context for Richard Joseph Maccormack
Born in 1962, Richard Joseph Maccormack grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. 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 influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.