Ma Jiaping

1977

Artist biography

Ma Jiaping is a mid-career contemporary visual artist. Ma Jiaping was born in 1977. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Kendal Kendrick, Sotiris Adrianos, Anna Camner, Samuji S. Dwi, and Xu Zhen.

Further Biographical Context for Ma Jiaping

Born in 1977, Ma Jiaping was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing 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 era. 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 at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Ma Jiaping

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