Chen Jing Liang

1953

Artist biography

Chen Jing Liang is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Jing Liang was born in 1953. Artists Carrie Mae Weems, Cai Yuxian, Frank Boogaard, Christophe Bonacorsi, and Wolfgang Benz are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Jing Liang

Chen Jing Liang was born in 1953 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the spacious 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 reflections, 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 respected figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the next decade.

Chen Jing Liang

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