Chen Hsiang Yin

1962

Artist biography

Chen Hsiang Yin is an established artist, Chen Hsiang Yin was born in 1962. Artists Niklas Aronsson, Luca Campigotto, Lorenzo Viscidi Bluer, Bernard Batfort, and Kim Atkinson are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Hsiang Yin

Born in 1962, Chen Hsiang Yin was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Chen Hsiang Yin

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