Chen Dexi

1938

Artist biography

Chen Dexi is an established contemporary artist, Chen Dexi was born in 1938. Artists like Lola Nampijinpa Brown, María Angeles De Armas, Henry Butler, Ted Bieler, and Douglas Vogel were also born in 1938.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Dexi

Chen Dexi was born in 1938 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.