Sharon Balaban

1971 · Israel

Artist biography

Sharon Balaban is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Israel, like other prominent artists such as Yehudit Sasportas, Ezra Talkar, Dor Guez, Zipora Fried, and Michal Helfman. Sharon Balaban was born in 1971.

Sharon Balaban's Gallery representation

Sharon Balaban's work is available for viewing at Propaganda in Warsaw, Poland.

Further Biographical Context for Sharon Balaban

Sharon Balaban was born in 1971 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 time. 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 leading 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 recognition.

Sharon Balaban

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