Cheng Cheng is an established mid-career artist, Cheng Cheng was born in 1975. Also born in 1975 and of this same generation are Solo Exhibition, Yonamine, Katy Moran, Ekaterina Panikanova, and Lili Reynaud-Dewar.
Further Biographical Context for Cheng Cheng
Cheng Cheng was born in 1975 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.