Cai Songchang

1956

Artist biography

Cai Songchang is seen as an established artist, Cai Songchang was born in 1956. Artists Xano Armenter, Igor Anokhine, Eva Ábelová-Mišáková, Natividad Ayala, and Margaret Neill are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Songchang

Cai Songchang was born in 1956 and was primarily influenced 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 central strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the expansive 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 cryptic 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 powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. n Japan and Korea, artists associated with the Mono-Ha movement explored on encounters between natural and industrial materials such as stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, arranging them in mostly unaltered, ephemeral states. The works focused on the interplay between these various elements and the surrounding space, and had a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology.

Cai Songchang

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