Chen Zenghui

1962

Artist biography

Chen Zenghui is regarded as a well established artist, Chen Zenghui was born in 1962. Artists like Heinke Binder, Henrik Scheel Andersen, Valérie Brunel, Karin Mamma Andersson, and Lance Letscher were also born in 1962.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Zenghui

Born in 1962, Chen Zenghui was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 environment. The 1980s were a significant 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 prominent 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 Zenghui

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