Chen Jianjun

1960

Artist biography

Chen Jianjun is regarded as a well established artist, Chen Jianjun was born in 1960. Also born in 1960 and of this same generation are Garth Armstrong, Williams Boomanulla, Yan Pei-Ming, Kim Berman, and Nathalie Borst.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Jianjun

Chen Jianjun was born in 1960 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 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 primary 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 Jianjun

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