Chen Zhicai

1964

Artist biography

Chen Zhicai is regarded as a well established artist, Chen Zhicai was born in 1964. Artists Aníbal López (A-1 53167), Mike Reed, Cornelie Tollens, Kate-Mccgwire, and Anna Gillespie are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Zhicai

Chen Zhicai was born in 1964 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Chen Zhicai

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