Chen Hailiang


Artist biography

Chen Hailiang is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Chen Hailiang was born in 1968. Artists like Sven Braun, Carlos Andrade, Shinichi Maruyama, Hilda Antonia, and Katja Stuke were also born in 1968.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Hailiang

Chen Hailiang was born in 1968 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 Hailiang