Cheng Yu Pai


Artist biography

Cheng Yu Pai is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Cheng Yu Pai was born in 1972. Also born in 1972 and of this same generation are Takashi Ishida, Stéphanie Kiwitt, Iñaki Garmendia, Henry Avignon, and Permata Pekerti Bunga Jeruk.

Further Biographical Context for Cheng Yu Pai

Cheng Yu Pai was born in 1972 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, 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 global 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 began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Cheng Yu Pai

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