Cao Xuelin

1964

Artist biography

Cao Xuelin is regarded as a well established artist, Cao Xuelin was born in 1964. Artists like Mark Booth, Angelo Bellobono, Pierre Berret, Christopher Roth, and Saskia Bremer were also born in 1964.

Further Biographical Context for Cao Xuelin

Cao Xuelin was born in 1964 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s 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 began to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Cao Xuelin

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