Sono Osato

1960 · Germany

Artist biography

Sono Osato is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Germany. Sono Osato was born in 1960. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff.

Sono Osato's Gallery representation

Sono Osato is represented by Brian Gross Fine Art located in San Francisco, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Sono Osato

Sono Osato was born in 1960 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Sono Osato

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