Chen Ruo Bing
1970 · China
Chen Ruo Bing is a mid-career established artist, who originates from China. Chen Ruo Bing was born in 1970. Also born in China around 1970 and of the same generation are Wang Ningde, Su-En Wong and Li Songsong.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Chen Ruo Bing's work is available for viewing at Galerie Albrecht in Berlin, Germany. Chen Ruo Bing most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ginkgo Space in Beijing with the exhibition Blues. The exhibition was open from 25 October 2019 until 06 December 2019. Chen Ruo Bing's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Chen Ruo Bing, which took place at Galerie Albrecht in Berlin, Germany (20 October 2017 - 25 November 2017).
Historical Context of China
For centuries, China has been one of the most sophisticated and creative cultures. Unique in its political and cultural systems, and rather hermetic in nature, it has always been somewhat of an enigma to the west. In the Maoist era, lasting for decades from the mid-century period, art and culture served the revolutionary communism of Chairman Mao, brimming with the heroic figures of social realism and various propagandist ideals.
Further Biographical Context for Chen Ruo Bing
Chen Ruo Bing was born in 1970 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 decade 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 particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary 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.