Cen Hong

1980

Artist biography

Cen Hong is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Cen Hong was born in 1980. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Diane Guyot, Greg Mocilnikar, Natalie Frank, Jasper Van Aarle, and Rasmus Nilausen.

Further Biographical Context for Cen Hong

Born in 1980, Cen Hong's creative work was primarily inspired 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, notable wealth differences, 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 began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Cen Hong

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