Anthony Chee Emerson

1963

Artist biography

Anthony Chee Emerson is seen as an established contemporary artist, Anthony Chee Emerson was born in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Liu Chunbing, Kesang Lamdark, Olivier Aboucaya, Marc Rembold, and Glenn Wexler.

Further Biographical Context for Anthony Chee Emerson

Anthony Chee Emerson was born in 1963 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent 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 primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Anthony Chee Emerson

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