Cai Liming

1957

Artist biography

Cai Liming is an established contemporary visual artist, Cai Liming was born in 1957. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Thomas Bühler, Zbigniew Blekiewicz, George Condo, Erik Andriesse, and Annie Boisseau.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Liming

Cai Liming was born in 1957 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and development in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, 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 prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed substantial commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Cai Liming

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