Chen Howard

1971

Artist biography

Chen Howard is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Chen Howard was born in 1971. Artists John Arsenault, Ming Wong, Sadek Rahim, Friederike Clever, and Fanny Bucchiotty are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Howard

Chen Howard was born in 1971 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Chen Howard

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