Chen Fujun

1963

Artist biography

Chen Fujun is a contemporary artist considered well established, Chen Fujun was born in 1963. Artists Bao Guo’An, Frank Breidenbruch, Raphaële Bernard-Bacot, Johan Creten, and Ute Essig are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Fujun

Chen Fujun was born in 1963 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Chen Fujun

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