Sylvie Botter

1964

Artist biography

Sylvie Botter is regarded as a well established artist, Sylvie Botter was born in 1964. Artists Helder Batista, Yunhee Min, Katrin Von Maltzahn, Erik Wesselo, and Ugo Rondinone are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Sylvie Botter

Sylvie Botter was born in 1964 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 culture. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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.

Sylvie Botter

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