Chen Hongqing

1964

Artist biography

Chen Hongqing is an established artist, Chen Hongqing was born in 1964. Also born in 1964 and of this same generation are Anna Meyer, Jean Bigot, Vassili Bratanuk, Marwan Rechmaoui, and Gitte Winther.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Hongqing

Chen Hongqing was born in 1964 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. 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 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 leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Chen Hongqing

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