Chen Guoliang

1937

Artist biography

Chen Guoliang is seen as an established artist, Chen Guoliang was born in 1937. Artists Elvira Alfageme, Ann Broughton, Renato Balsamo, Matthew Carter, and Eduard Steinberg are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Guoliang

Born in 1937, Chen Guoliang was largely inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chen Guoliang

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