Stéphane Cauvin


Artist biography

Stéphane Cauvin is an established contemporary visual artist, Stéphane Cauvin was born in 1962. Also born in 1962 and of this same generation are Frank Paul, Cristina Barrera, Marek Bimer, Andrea Wolfensberger, and Fernanda Fragateiro.

Further Biographical Context for Stéphane Cauvin

Born in 1962, Stéphane Cauvin was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.