Cai Yi'Er


Artist biography

Cai Yi'Er is regarded as a well established artist, Cai Yi'Er was born in 1963. Also born in 1963 and of this same generation are Maurício Barbato, Ghada Amer, George Auksaq, Markus Löffler, and Clayton Brothers (Rob Clayton).

Further Biographical Context for Cai Yi'Er

Cai Yi'Er was born in 1963 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Cai Yi'Er