Keng Kwang Choo
1931 - 2019
Keng Kwang Choo was an artist, Keng Kwang Choo was born in 1931 and died in 2019. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Harvey Tristan Cropper, Umberto Buscioni, Belva Ball, Luke Arngna’Naaq, and Miguel Angel Battegazzore.
Further Biographical Context for Keng Kwang Choo
Born in 1931, Keng Kwang Choo was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.