Shaun Brosnan

1961

Artist biography

Shaun Brosnan is an established artist, Shaun Brosnan was born in 1961. Also born in 1961 and of this same generation are Carolina Antoniadis, Patricia Urfels, Markus Linnenbrink, Anna Barucca, and Chantal Adam.

Further Biographical Context for Shaun Brosnan

Shaun Brosnan was born in 1961 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade 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 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Shaun Brosnan

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