James Nguyen

1975 · Vietnam

Artist biography

James Nguyen is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Vietnam, like other celebrated artists such as Duy Anh Nhan Duc, Tran Cuong, Thu Van Tran, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, and Nguyen Tat Lap. James Nguyen was born in 1975.

James Nguyen's exhibition

James Nguyen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne with the exhibition Gertrude Studios 2019. The exhibition was open from 22 November 2019 until 13 December 2019.

Further Biographical Context for James Nguyen

Born in 1975, James Nguyen's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time 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 environment. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, 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 prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known 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.

James Nguyen

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