Chen Huiguan

1935

Artist biography

Chen Huiguan is regarded as a well established artist, Chen Huiguan was born in 1935. Also born in 1935 and of this same generation are Julia Amaroalik, Jan Adriaensens, Ken Price, William Weege, and Ivor Adams.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Huiguan

Chen Huiguan was born in 1935 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chen Huiguan

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