Tonico Lemos Auad

1968 · Brazil

Artist biography

Tonico Lemos Auad is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Brazil. Tonico Lemos Auad was born in 1968. Born in the same country and around the same year are Adriana Varejão, Jac Leirner and Beatriz Milhazes.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Tonico Lemos Auad is represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery | 25 - 28 Old Burlington Street located in London, the United Kingdom. Tonico Lemos Auad's work has most recently been exhibited at Large Glass in London (07 February 2019 until 04 April 2019) with the exhibition In the Labyrinth. Tonico Lemos Auad's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is A Burrice dos Homens, which took place at Bergamin & Gomide in São Paulo, Brazil (31 May 2019 - 19 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Tonico Lemos Auad

Tonico Lemos Auad was born in 1968 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 recognition.

Tonico Lemos Auad

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