Chen Xiangsheng

1969

Artist biography

Chen Xiangsheng is a mid-career established artist, Chen Xiangsheng was born in 1969. Also born in 1969 and of this same generation are Raffaele Minotto, Javier Téllez, Christian Bozon, Concha Pérez, and Ludovic Bourgeois.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Xiangsheng

Born in 1969, Chen Xiangsheng's creative work was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 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 Xiangsheng

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