Wouter Bolangier

1964

Artist biography

Wouter Bolangier is regarded as a well established artist, Wouter Bolangier was born in 1964. Artists Mark Booth, Françoise Petrovitch, Annika Ström, Radha Binod Sharma, and Rupert Bathurst are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Wouter Bolangier

Born in 1964, Wouter Bolangier grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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 environment. The 1980s were a key 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 popular 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Wouter Bolangier

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