Yau Bee Ling

1972

Artist biography

Yau Bee Ling is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, Yau Bee Ling was born in 1972. Artists like Damien Deroubaix, Dragos Alexandru, Mariano Rinaldi Goñi, Brian O'Connell, and Irena Bijelic Gorenjak were also born in 1972.

Further Biographical Context for Yau Bee Ling

Born in 1972, Yau Bee Ling grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were a turbulent period 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, 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.

Yau Bee Ling

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