Chen Fangji


Artist biography

Chen Fangji is an established contemporary visual artist, Chen Fangji was born in 1921. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Vaughan Gwillim Bevan, Jeremy Radcliffe Anderson, Gheorghe Berindei, André René César Brechet, and Robert Barr Banister.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Fangji

Born in 1921, Chen Fangji was largely influenced by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the period. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prevail, and had grown to have influence worldwide. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their pioneering political philosophies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Chen Fangji

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