Cai Caiyu is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Cai Caiyu was born in 1973. Artists like Marco Acerbis, Jaime Castillo, Marco Biagini, Spencer Sweeney, and Jacqueline Brito Jorge were also born in 1973.
Further Biographical Context for Cai Caiyu
Cai Caiyu was born in 1973 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.