Chen Shuxia

1963

Artist biography

Chen Shuxia is an established contemporary visual artist, Chen Shuxia was born in 1963. Artists Abdelaziz Charkaoui, Nick Botting, Cary Leibowitz, Xavier Veilhan, and Penelope Davis are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Shuxia

Chen Shuxia was born in 1963 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, 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 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Chen Shuxia