Chen Jinhua

1963

Artist biography

Chen Jinhua is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chen Jinhua was born in 1963. Also born in 1963 and of this same generation are Antonello Blandi, Jeff Burton, Marc Lueders, Caro Niederer, and Fiona Rae.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Jinhua

Chen Jinhua was born in 1963 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Chen Jinhua

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