Chen Hai'An

1967

Artist biography

Chen Hai'An is an established mid-career artist, Chen Hai'An was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Lisa Lapinski, Carmen Baena, Chris Ware, Claudia Kallscheuer, and Nicolas Baier.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Hai'An

Chen Hai'An was born in 1967 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Chen Hai'An

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