Chor Boogie

1979

Artist biography

Chor Boogie is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Chor Boogie was born in 1979. Artists like Simon Kocjancic, Jia Aili, Leroy Brothers (Nicholas), Olesea Costeva, and Chen Jingtian were also born in 1979.

Further Biographical Context for Chor Boogie

Chor Boogie was born in 1979 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy 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 prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary 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 an influential reputation.