Chun Jiajun is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Chun Jiajun was born in 1966. Artists like Gordon Stettinius, Seon Ghi Bahk, Pavel Pepperstein, Jean-Marie Perdrix, and Jean-Philippe Audra were also born in 1966.
Further Biographical Context for Chun Jiajun
Born in 1966, Chun Jiajun grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.