Chen Yi-Lang

1968

Artist biography

Chen Yi-Lang is seen as an established mid-career artist, Chen Yi-Lang was born in 1968. Also born in 1968 and of this same generation are Paula Klien, Peter Piller, Eric Bruni, Bruno Serralongue, and Monika Marklinger.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Yi-Lang

Born in 1968, Chen Yi-Lang's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 era. 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 prominent 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Chen Yi-Lang