Barun Chowdhury is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Barun Chowdhury was born in 1971. Artists like Jen Denike, Ole Tersløse, Christopher Day, Bian Jing Ming, and Peter Alariaq were also born in 1971.
Further Biographical Context for Barun Chowdhury
Born in 1971, Barun Chowdhury grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s 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. influential 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.