Cai Huanbin is an established mid-career contemporary artist, Cai Huanbin was born in 1980. Also born in 1980 and of this same generation are Aspen Mays, Zsili Bertalan Babos, William Amor, Ben Carrivick, and Karen Lee Williams.
Further Biographical Context for Cai Huanbin
Born in 1980, Cai Huanbin was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of developing 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 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked 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 developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.