Chen Xinya

1962

Artist biography

Chen Xinya is an established contemporary artist, Chen Xinya was born in 1962. Artists like Rozanne Bell, Véronique Barbier, Chen Hsiang Yin, Massimo De Angelini, and Tim Etchells were also born in 1962.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Xinya

Born in 1962, Chen Xinya was primarily influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Chen Xinya

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