Cao Weihong

1971

Artist biography

Cao Weihong is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, Cao Weihong was born in 1971. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Alexis Cordesse, Christofer Churchill, Jovi Schnell, Matthew Burrows, and Hayley Tompkins.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Weihong

Cao Weihong was born in 1971 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing 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 decade. 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 prominent 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 during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Cao Weihong

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