Cao Zongtian is an established contemporary artist, Cao Zongtian was born in 1963. Artists Hugh Auchincloss Steers, Silvia B., Karin Apollonia Müller, Susanne Kirså, and Nicholas Hughes are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Cao Zongtian
Born in 1963, Cao Zongtian's creative work was largely influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade 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 particular 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 established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.