Chen Duo

1963

Artist biography

Chen Duo is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Duo was born in 1963. Artists like Melissa Selby Brown, Catherine François, Liu Chunbing, Till Freiwald, and Ban Xuejian were also born in 1963.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Duo

Born in 1963, Chen Duo was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Chen Duo

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