Choi Jeong Hwa
1961 · Republic of Korea
Choi Jeong Hwa is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from the Republic of Korea, like other celebrated artists such as Jeongsu Woo, Younghee Hong, Kyungah Ham, Eun Nim Ro, and Lee Seung-Jio. Choi Jeong Hwa was born in 1961.
Further Biographical Context for Choi Jeong Hwa
Born in 1961, Choi Jeong Hwa was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, 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 leading 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.