Chen Ching-Yao

1976

Artist biography

Chen Ching-Yao is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Chen Ching-Yao was born in 1976. Artists like Anja Niemi, Josh Smith, Sarah Van Sonsbeeck, Maekeaeke, and Bo Rune Madsen were also born in 1976.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Ching-Yao

Chen Ching-Yao was born in 1976 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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 international 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 started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Chen Ching-Yao

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