Meng Xianqi is seen as an established artist. Meng Xianqi was born in 1962. Also born in 1962 and of this same generation are Viktor Kalenik, Leonel Gonzalez, Johanne Gauthier, Rosalia Martinez Bravo, and Michal Bachi.
Further Biographical Context for Meng Xianqi
Meng Xianqi was born in 1962 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.