Ma Jianying

1960

Artist biography

Ma Jianying is an established artist. Ma Jianying was born in 1960. Artists Nigel Ellis, Li Trincere, Marina Edith Calvo, Liu Qingyun, and Anne De Champagne are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ma Jianying

Ma Jianying was born in 1960 and grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 culture. The 1980s were a significant 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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.

Ma Jianying

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