Chen Chieh-Jen is an established contemporary visual artist, Chen Chieh-Jen was born in 1960. Artists like José Maria Albareda, Beatriz Milhazes, Burhan amer, Dianna Frid, and Pavel Beneš were also born in 1960.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Chieh-Jen
Chen Chieh-Jen was born in 1960, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key 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 engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements began to gain popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.
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