Chen Guohuan

1955

Artist biography

Chen Guohuan is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Guohuan was born in 1955. Also born in 1955 and of this same generation are Hilario Bravo, Klaudia Schifferle, Georges Tony Stoll, Kani Alavi, and Beau Dick.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Guohuan

Chen Guohuan was born in 1955 was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Chen Guohuan

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