Yuri Boumajkov

1961

Artist biography

Yuri Boumajkov is seen as an established contemporary artist, Yuri Boumajkov was born in 1961. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mario Airo’, Judy Buxton, Choukry Benmansour, Thomas Akilak, and Carlos Blaaker.

Further Biographical Context for Yuri Boumajkov

Born in 1961, Yuri Boumajkov was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked 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 leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.