Koh Chan-Gyu

1963

Artist biography

Koh Chan-Gyu is regarded as a well established artist, Koh Chan-Gyu was born in 1963. Artists Orestes Arocha, Stéphane Bolongaro, Pietra Barrasso, Cai Yi'Er, and Fernando Arias are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Koh Chan-Gyu

Koh Chan-Gyu was born in 1963 and was predominantly inspired creatively 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 an important decade politically, 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.

Koh Chan-Gyu

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