Cheng Xing is a mid-career established artist, Cheng Xing was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Alaye Kene Ato, Emmanuel Barcilon, Greg Miller, Mustafa Ağatekin, and Miguel Gómez Losada.
Further Biographical Context for Cheng Xing
Cheng Xing was born in 1967 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade 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 key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.