Eng Hwee Chu


Artist biography

Eng Hwee Chu is seen as an established mid-career artist, Eng Hwee Chu was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Hirofumi Toyama, John Geary, Claude Cortinovis, Matthias Van Arkel, and Fabrice Berger-Remond.

Further Biographical Context for Eng Hwee Chu

Eng Hwee Chu was born in 1967 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Eng Hwee Chu

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