Liyeh Chang

1967

Artist biography

Liyeh Chang is an established mid-career artist, Liyeh Chang was born in 1967. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Susan Giles, Jean Ballon, Arabella Crum Ewing, Jon Mikel Euba, and Johannes Franzen.

Further Biographical Context for Liyeh Chang

Born in 1967, Liyeh Chang was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Liyeh Chang

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