Chen Liu

1973

Artist biography

Chen Liu is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Chen Liu was born in 1973. Artists like SERGEY ZARVA, Sampsa Sarparanta, Erika Vogt, Lina Selander, and Frédéric Adrait were also born in 1973.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Liu

Chen Liu was born in 1973 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified 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 particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.