Ma Junfu

1977

Artist biography

Ma Junfu is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist. Ma Junfu was born in 1977. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ondrej Drescher, Roberto Parzani, Cheng Ye, Jacek Fras, and Hiroyuki Aoyama.

Further Biographical Context for Ma Junfu

Born in 1977, Ma Junfu's creative work was predominantly influenced 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 culture. 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 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Ma Junfu

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