Chen Jing

1978

Artist biography

Chen Jing is seen as an established mid-career artist, Chen Jing was born in 1978. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fabian Fobbe, Mariajosé Gallardo, Vincent Beaufils-Hourdigas, Sammy Baloji, and Amy Finkelstein.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Jing

Chen Jing was born in 1978 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. 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 prominent 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 primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Chen Jing

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