Hu Zhiming

1962

Artist biography

Hu Zhiming is an established artist. Hu Zhiming was born in 1962. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Benoit Feron, Sue-Pam Grant, Richard E. Baker, Teresa Black, and Karen Atkins.

Further Biographical Context for Hu Zhiming

Hu Zhiming was born in 1962 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Hu Zhiming

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