Cai Zhi

1963

Artist biography

Cai Zhi is an established contemporary artist, Cai Zhi was born in 1963. Artists Jordi Alcaraz, Anne Clabaux, Cai Zhi, Bruno Mallart, and Rory Breslin are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cai Zhi

Born in 1963, Cai Zhi's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide 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 era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading 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 key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Cai Zhi

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