Zarinsch Kristaps


Artist biography

Zarinsch Kristaps is considered as a well established. Zarinsch Kristaps was born in 1962. Also born in 1962 and of this same generation are Fred Bohme, Kirsten Bögh, Ann Lislegaard, Marina Zurkow, and Gianluigi Filippini.

Further Biographical Context for Zarinsch Kristaps

Born in 1962, Zarinsch Kristaps was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 global 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 recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.