Chen Changwei is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Chen Changwei was born in 1973. Also born in 1973 and of this same generation are Spencer Sweeney, Daisuke Nagaoka, Billie Zangewa, Emilie Hudig, and Dragos Alexandrescu.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Changwei
Chen Changwei was born in 1973 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.