1954 · China
Zhu Jinshi is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from China. Zhu Jinshi was born in 1954. Artists Zhang Xiaogang, Liang Juhui and Wang Keping are of the same generation and same country as Zhu Jinshi.
Zhu Jinshi is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Zhu Jinshi's work include Luxembourg & Dayan | London in the United Kingdom, as well as Blum & Poe | Los Angeles and Blum & Poe | New York in the United States.
Historical Context of China
For centuries, China has been among the most sophisticated and artistic 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 Maoist era, which would last for decades from the mid-century period, art and culture served the revolutionary communism of Chairman Mao, brimming with the heroic figures of social realism and various propagandist ideals.
Further Biographical Context for Zhu Jinshi
Zhu Jinshi was born in 1954 was primarily influenced by the distinctive cultural milieu of 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple international renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again strengthened its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received global acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.