Jean Shin

1971 · Republic of Korea

Artist biography

Jean Shin is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born and brought up in the Republic of Korea, like other famous artists such as Hong Chun Park, Osang Gwon, KyungRyul Park, Seulki Ki, and Kang Un. Jean Shin was born in 1971.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jean Shin is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Cristin Tierney in New York, the United States and Goya Contemporary in Baltimore, the United States. Jean Shin's work has most recently been exhibited at Pen and Brush in New York (23 October 2019 until 13 December 2019) with the exhibition Overlap: Life Tapestries.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Shin

Jean Shin was born in 1971 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Jean Shin

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