Chan Yongmo is regarded as a well established artist, Chan Yongmo was born in 1961. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Beate Bitterwolf, Maria Temnitschka, Ken Goldberg, Antonio Biasucci, and Umberto Ciceri.
Further Biographical Context for Chan Yongmo
Born in 1961, Chan Yongmo's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 1980s 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 particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.