Chen Shang Ping


Artist biography

Chen Shang Ping is an established contemporary artist, Chen Shang Ping was born in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Aldo Bahamonde, Matthew David Smith, Kyoko Murase, Giovanni Manfredini, and Vladimír Balko.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shang Ping

Chen Shang Ping was born in 1963 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s growing up. 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, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.