Chen Dan Qing

1953

Artist biography

Chen Dan Qing is an established contemporary artist, Chen Dan Qing was born in 1953. Also born in 1953 and of this same generation are Charles Basham, Knopp Ferro, Perico Pastor, Richard Wilson, and Guido Baselgia.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Dan Qing

Born in 1953, Chen Dan Qing grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Street art started to appear as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Chen Dan Qing

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