Chen Shunchu

1963

Artist biography

Chen Shunchu is an established artist, Chen Shunchu was born in 1963. Artists Simon Bedwell, Bob Campbell, Anna Almqvist, Keith Abbott, and Leslie Jane Brunnarius are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shunchu

Chen Shunchu was born in 1963 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. 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 era. 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 key 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.

Chen Shunchu

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