1964 - 2009
Cheng Eric was a visual artist, Born in 1964, Cheng Eric passed away in 2009. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mark Booth, Densye Thomasos, David Bartoň, Karl Holmqvist, and William R. Cares.
Further Biographical Context for Cheng Eric
Born in 1964, Cheng Eric grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.