Hyunjin Bek

1972 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Hyunjin Bek is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in the Republic of Korea, like other famous artists such as Inbai Kim, Seungcheol Ok, T-Yong Chung, Kim Chun Hwan, and Oh Se-Yeol. Hyunjin Bek was born in 1972.

Hyunjin Bek's Gallery representation

Hyunjin Bek's work is on display at CHOI&LAGER Gallery located in Cologne, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Hyunjin Bek

Born in 1972, Hyunjin Bek grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast 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. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Hyunjin Bek

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