Cai Baoyu

1958

Artist biography

Cai Baoyu is an established contemporary visual artist, Cai Baoyu was born in 1958. Artists like Charlotte Neel Ritto, Luigi Stois, Paul Schütze, Mark Badger, and Jean-Claude Arnaud were also born in 1958.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Baoyu

Born in 1958, Cai Baoyu was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly renowned figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. The largely Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attaining international acclaim.

Cai Baoyu

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