Cang Xin

1967

Artist biography

Cang Xin is seen as an established mid-career artist, Cang Xin was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Jean Bijoux, Rémy Hysbergue, Willem Harbers, Nicolas Baier, and Frances Stark.

Further Biographical Context for Cang Xin

Cang Xin was born in 1967 and was largely influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, 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. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Cang Xin

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