Younes El Kharraz

1966

Artist biography

Younes El Kharraz is an established mid-career artist. Younes El Kharraz was born in 1966. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Igor Eliseev, Daniel Bilbao, Rafael Doctor Roncero, Katerina Christidi, and Beata Ewa Bialecka.

Further Biographical Context for Younes El Kharraz

Born in 1966, Younes El Kharraz was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Younes El Kharraz

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