Chen Jiagang

1962

Artist biography

Chen Jiagang is an established contemporary artist, Chen Jiagang was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gregory Crewdson, Helen Simmonds, Michael Neubürger, Vincent Bakkum, and Marie Amar.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Jiagang

Born in 1962, Chen Jiagang was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 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 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Chen Jiagang

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