Chen Jieren

1960

Artist biography

Chen Jieren is a contemporary artist considered well established, Chen Jieren was born in 1960. Also born in 1960 and of this same generation are Gabriel Buenano, Sean Shanahan, Jack Pierson, Avivit Ballas, and Matvey Levenstein.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Jieren

Chen Jieren was born in 1960 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance 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 influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements gained 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 leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Chen Jieren

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