1972 · China
Wang Ningde is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in China. Wang Ningde was born in 1972. Artists Wang Ningde, Su-En Wong and Li Songsong are of the same generation and same country as Wang Ningde.
Wang Ningde in private collections
Historical Context of China
For centuries, China has been one of the most sophisticated and creative cultures. Unique in its political and cultural systems, and rather hermetic in nature, it has always been somewhat of an enigma to the west. In the modern period, China has remained largely behind its own closed doors. An Imperial power with centuries old traditions until the start of the 20th century, China was subsequently wracked by civil war as Chiang Kai Shek battled the forces of Mao Zedong for the control of this vast country, its people and resources.
Further Biographical Context for Wang Ningde
Wang Ningde was born in 1972 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties 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. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international 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 recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.