Chen Chong Swee

1910 - 1986

Artist biography

Chen Chong Swee was a creative visual artist, Chen Chong Swee was born in 1910 and died in 1986. Artists Davidialuk Alasua Amittu, Pierre Bureau, Chao Zhangfu, Charles Mattox, and Josep Bartoli are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Chong Swee

Born in 1910, Chen Chong Swee was primarily inspired by the 1930s. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence on an international scale. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to integrate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their revolutionary political philosophies, developing a new kind of magic realism.

Chen Chong Swee

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