Chen Jiansheng

1958

Artist biography

Chen Jiansheng is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Jiansheng was born in 1958. Also born in 1958 and of this same generation are Karen Hampton, Amy Blakemore, Michaël De Kok, Laura Mcphee, and Yunxia Zhou.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Jiansheng

Born in 1958, Chen Jiansheng was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements began to gain prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Chen Jiansheng

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