Chandan Chowdhury

1965

Artist biography

Chandan Chowdhury is a visual artist, Chandan Chowdhury was born in 1965. Artists Kimberly Austin, Ramak Fazel, Mayo, Santiago, Xavier Mascaró, and Nigel Connell Bass are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chandan Chowdhury

Born in 1965, Chandan Chowdhury was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s 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 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. 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, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Chandan Chowdhury

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