Cai Simin is a contemporary artist considered well established, Cai Simin was born in 1932. Artists like Jean-Claude Van Blime, Zaven Petrosovic Arsakuni, Zygmunt Bobrowski, Solomon Belachew, and Egil Røed were also born in 1932.
Further Biographical Context for Cai Simin
Born in 1932, Cai Simin was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.