Chen Hengzhe

1893 - 1976

Artist biography

Chen Hengzhe was a visual artist, Born in 1893, Chen Hengzhe passed away in 1976. Artists Theodor Adam, José Sobral Almada De Negreiros, Hans Buri, Audrey Chalmers, and Roger Avermaete are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Hengzhe

Chen Hengzhe was born in 1893 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the dynamic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments took hold with artist communities and collectives on an international scale, with many groups exploring a variety of methods of expressing their ideas. After the First World War, artists began to explore psychological applications of art in response to the horrors they had experienced. Dadaism, an absurdist movement inspired directly by the events of the war, spread to a number of countries across Europe and began the careers of well known artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters. The movement of Surrealism, inspired by ideas concerning psychology and the subconscious which were first established by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, was developed from the ideas posed by Dada.

Chen Hengzhe

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