Chen Liang

1975

Artist biography

Chen Liang is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Chen Liang was born in 1975. Artists Asha Zero, Leyla Cardenas, Luigi Boccadamo, David Abrahm, and Gabriel Sierra are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Liang

Born in 1975, Chen Liang was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. 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 Liang

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