Chen Rujin

1970

Artist biography

Chen Rujin is seen as an established mid-career artist, Chen Rujin was born in 1970. Also born in 1970 and of this same generation are Michael Agel, Johannes Schwart, Natascha Stellmach, Kossi Krampah Ankude, and Michel De Broin.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Rujin

Chen Rujin was born in 1970 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast 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 global 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 began to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Chen Rujin

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