Chen Zhonghe

1977

Artist biography

Chen Zhonghe is seen as an established mid-career artist, Chen Zhonghe was born in 1977. Artists Nathan Hayden, Angel Peychinov, Dorit Trebeljahr, Christiane Feser, and Nadeschda Borissova are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Zhonghe

Chen Zhonghe was born in 1977 and was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, 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. influential 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Chen Zhonghe

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