Chen Wenxing

1935

Artist biography

Chen Wenxing is seen as an established artist, Chen Wenxing was born in 1935. Artists Joana Biarnés I Florensa, Guy Mees, Carlos Barberá, Carlos Bizcarrondo Jimenez, and Javier Arocena Echeverria are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Wenxing

Chen Wenxing was born in 1935 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.