Chongyin Chen

1938

Artist biography

Chongyin Chen is a contemporary artist considered well established, Chongyin Chen was born in 1938. Also born in 1938 and of this same generation are Ian Burn, Aurélia Angela Borruso, Be Ky, Claude Herbert Breeze, and Jamil Naqsh.

Further Biographical Context for Chongyin Chen

Chongyin Chen was born in 1938 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Chongyin Chen

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