Gan Sze Hooi

1977

Artist biography

Gan Sze Hooi is an established mid-career artist. Gan Sze Hooi was born in 1977. Artists Caroline Farys, Fabio Biancaniello, Charlotte Falcini, Anna Plesset, and Max Maslansky are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gan Sze Hooi

Born in 1977, Gan Sze Hooi's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Gan Sze Hooi

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