Vasco Araújo

1975 · Portugal

Artist biography

Vasco Araújo is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Portugal, like other prominent artists such as Aires Mateus, Jorge Queiroz, Sofia Rocha, Antunes Leonor, and Adriana Molder. Vasco Araújo was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Vasco Araújo's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Portugal and Spain. The galleries exhibiting Vasco Araújo's work include Galeria Francisco Fino in Lisboa, Galeria Presença in Porto, and Galería Senda in Barcelona. Vasco Araújo's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 1000 images; a word is worth a thousand pictures - curator: Alexandre Melo at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art in Lisbon, Portugal. The exhibition was open from 29 November 2018 until 05 January 2019. Vasco Araújo's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galeria Presença in Porto (14 March 2020 - 02 May 2020) with the name Suppose it is true after all, what then? and Galeria Presença in Porto (03 May 2019 - 21 June 2019) with the name Life, Still Life.

Further Biographical Context for Vasco Araújo

Born in 1975, Vasco Araújo was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time 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 culture. The 1980s were an important 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 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Vasco Araújo

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