Cai Yilin is a mid-career established artist, Cai Yilin was born in 1971. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Batbileg Chimedtseren, Bakker Aldo, Aaron S. Davidson, Daniel Kannenberg, and Bi Yun.
Further Biographical Context for Cai Yilin
Cai Yilin was born in 1971 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.