1975 · Colombia
Usuga, Paula is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Colombia, like other prominent artists such as Usuga, Paula, Miguel Cardenas, Juan Duque, Leidy Chavez, and María Berrio. Usuga, Paula was born in 1975.
Further Biographical Context for Usuga, Paula
Usuga, Paula was born in 1975 and was primarily inspired 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s 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 strong 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.