Chen Zuogang

1968

Artist biography

Chen Zuogang is seen as an established mid-career artist, Chen Zuogang was born in 1968. Artists Susanne Themlitz, Tiina Itkonen, Flora Boutet, Catherine Ciraud-Motte, and Rongrong are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chen Zuogang

Born in 1968, Chen Zuogang's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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 international 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 started to gain recognition, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Chen Zuogang

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