Chen Weigang

1963

Artist biography

Chen Weigang is a contemporary artist considered well established, Chen Weigang was born in 1963. Artists like Marc Newson, Jean Boggio, Michael Aram, Chen Ren, and Ganesh Chandra Basu were also born in 1963.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Weigang

Born in 1963, Chen Weigang was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. 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 strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Chen Weigang

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