Cheng Bi Yuan
Cheng Bi Yuan is regarded as a well established artist, Cheng Bi Yuan was born in 1957. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jorge Arxe, Martin Guttman, Marcello Brizzi, Birgit Hagen, and Rune Johansen.
Further Biographical Context for Cheng Bi Yuan
Born in 1957, Cheng Bi Yuan grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained leading figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. International movements began to gain prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.