He Xuchun

1960

Artist biography

He Xuchun is regarded as a well established artist. He Xuchun was born in 1960. Artists like Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, Marta Canellas, Ivan Exner, Antonio Carlos Guzman Capel, and Darole Pradeep Bhaskar were also born in 1960.

Further Biographical Context for He Xuchun

He Xuchun was born in 1960 and was primarily influenced by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central tensions of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. Towards the end of the 1970s, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists including Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully develop and dominate throughout the following decade.