Cai Duqu

1967

Artist biography

Cai Duqu is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, Cai Duqu was born in 1967. Also born in 1967 and of this same generation are Filippos Tsitsopoulos, Alex Couwenberg, Armin Baumgarten, Bulent Bakan, and Morris Sarah.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Duqu

Cai Duqu was born in 1967 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive 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 decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Cai Duqu

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