Yul Baker

1973

Artist biography

Yul Baker is seen as an established mid-career artist, Yul Baker was born in 1973. Artists Ryoko Aoki, Roberto Cuoghi, Jorge Diezma, Mat Chivers, and Mireia Sallarès are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Yul Baker

Born in 1973, Yul Baker was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 decade 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 particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Yul Baker

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