Chen Ke Su

1976

Artist biography

Chen Ke Su is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Chen Ke Su was born in 1976. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Filiz Azak, Anton Del Castillo, Suzanne Moxhay, Berthet One, and Mike Bliss.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Ke Su

Chen Ke Su was born in 1976 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.