Ji-Yeun Hong


Artist biography

Ji-Yeun Hong is seen as an established mid-career artist. Ji-Yeun Hong was born in 1972. Also born in 1972 and of this same generation are Beatrice Dreux, Jumaldi Alfi, Aspassio Haronitaki, Christina Burch, and Epeile Anthea.

Further Biographical Context for Ji-Yeun Hong

Ji-Yeun Hong was born in 1972 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique 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 decade. 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 prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Ji-Yeun Hong

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