Chang Chih-Cheng

1954

Artist biography

Chang Chih-Cheng is a contemporary artist considered well established, Chang Chih-Cheng was born in 1954. Artists Daniel Wiener, Aldo Curto, Etienne Viard, Bugsy Brown, and Roz Chast are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chang Chih-Cheng

Chang Chih-Cheng was born in 1954 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement explored on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, transient conditions. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology.

Chang Chih-Cheng

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