Chen Naiming


Artist biography

Chen Naiming is an established contemporary visual artist, Chen Naiming was born in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fred Beltran, Bao Xiaoyi, Inge Gutbrod, Koen Wastijn, and Scott Addis.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Naiming

Chen Naiming was born in 1963 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 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 marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.