Chen Yuqiang

1938

Artist biography

Chen Yuqiang is an established contemporary artist, Chen Yuqiang was born in 1938. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Kwame Brathwaite, John Olsen, Adolfo Bartolome, Gian Paolo Barbieri, and Fausto Bronchi.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Yuqiang

Chen Yuqiang was born in 1938 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Chen Yuqiang

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