Chen Zhengshuai

1966

Artist biography

Chen Zhengshuai is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Chen Zhengshuai was born in 1966. Artists Eva Leitolf, Elin Engelsen, Jyll Bradley, Babs Kleinwiecherink, and Atin Basak are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Zhengshuai

Chen Zhengshuai was born in 1966 and was largely influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Chen Zhengshuai

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