Sergio Cascavilla


Artist biography

Sergio Cascavilla is an established mid-career artist, Sergio Cascavilla was born in 1966. Also born in 1966 and of this same generation are Steen Ipsen, Frédérique Cantais, Andres Compagnucci, Gideon Bok, and Bai Jinyao.

Further Biographical Context for Sergio Cascavilla

Born in 1966, Sergio Cascavilla's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked 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 strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary 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.