Tarek Ben Yakhlef


Artist biography

Tarek Ben Yakhlef is a mid-career established artist, Tarek Ben Yakhlef was born in 1971. Artists like Caroline Mccarthy, Vincent Arcache, Riccardo Bonfadini, Cameron Bird, and Eloísa Avila Carrillo were also born in 1971.

Further Biographical Context for Tarek Ben Yakhlef

Tarek Ben Yakhlef was born in 1971, grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Tarek Ben Yakhlef

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