Chao Daiwei

1952

Artist biography

Chao Daiwei is seen as an established contemporary artist, Chao Daiwei was born in 1952. Artists Tom Rankin, Angelina Apwerle, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Daniëlle Abegg, and Franceleine De Bellefontaine are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Chao Daiwei

Born in 1952, Chao Daiwei grew up during the 1970s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and refined position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. Street art started to emerge as a true and accepted form of art towards the end of the 1970s. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in proving that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and on city walls. Driven by graffiti art, street art from its earliest days proved that it could endure in a constant flux of self-transformation, eternally shifting the limits of modern art, becoming a truly ground-breaking artistic genre.

Chao Daiwei

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