Robert Maclaurin

1961

Artist biography

Robert Maclaurin is seen as an established contemporary artist. Robert Maclaurin was born in 1961. Also born in 1961 and of this same generation are Huger Foote, Bo Hilton, Bruno Moreschi, Fermin Garcia Sevilla, and Jozef Bertels.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Maclaurin

Born in 1961, Robert Maclaurin was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked 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 key 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 an influential reputation.

Robert Maclaurin

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