Yap Kim Boon

1961

Artist biography

Yap Kim Boon is an established artist, Yap Kim Boon was born in 1961. Artists Jay Kelly, Regine Schumann, Alfredo Alcade, Pichler, Monika, and Martin Pohl are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Yap Kim Boon

Yap Kim Boon was born in 1961 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, 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 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 started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Yap Kim Boon

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