Zoe Benbow

1963

Artist biography

Zoe Benbow is seen as an established contemporary artist, Zoe Benbow was born in 1963. Artists like Tres Camenzind, Patricia Alfred, Claudia Peill, Heli Rekula, and Jehouda Amrany were also born in 1963.

Further Biographical Context for Zoe Benbow

Born in 1963, Zoe Benbow was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable 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 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 started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Zoe Benbow

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