Bai Jin Shun


Artist biography

Bai Jin Shun is seen as an established contemporary artist, Bai Jin Shun was born in 1964. Artists Francis Baudevin, Kahn, Hassan Aliyu, Brian Tolle, and Myriam Mihindou are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bai Jin Shun

Born in 1964, Bai Jin Shun was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Bai Jin Shun