Ch'Iu Ya Ts'Ai

1949 - 2013

Artist biography

Ch'Iu Ya Ts'Ai was an artist, Born in 1949, Ch'Iu Ya Ts'Ai passed away in 2013. Also born in 1949 and of this same generation are Richard Meitner, Philip Blacker, Jacques Bodin, Jesse Pyrant Andrews, and Maamoun Al Homsi.

Further Biographical Context for Ch'Iu Ya Ts'Ai

Born in 1949, Ch'Iu Ya Ts'Ai was predominantly influenced by the 1960s. Historically set in the context of the Cold War, the 1960s symbolize an extremely influential era which generated a significant number of disruptions and questioned the order of all things. In Europe, The Iron Curtain and the Berlin wall would permanently mark people and beliefs, while in the U.S, predicaments such as the Cuban missile crisis and Vietnam war would forever influence generations to come. From education to gender issues and ideologies, a re-definition of social standards in Western society ensued, with ground-breaking values and movements emerging in a cradle of inventiveness. Honesty and an void of emotions were key concepts in the highly influential movement of Minimalism, represented by artists like Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Bored of the gestural elements of Abstract Expressionism, Minimalist artists focused on producing artworks mainly gathering polished, clean lines and geometrical elements. The very first blossoming of Conceptualism was significantly influenced by the simplicity of Minimalism but went further in rejecting all pre-existing conceptions inherent to art, similarly to what Pop Artists were trying to attain, by elevating popular culture to the status of high art. Several schools of philosophy deeply influenced creatives, Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti were artists heavily seduced by the ideologies of Existentialism, who achieved worldwide success through their depiction of the human form and the anguish often associated with the human condition. globally, an important number of art movements echoed with the radical changes of the 1960s, often prone to their own regional distinctions. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni initiated Spatialism, while in Germany, the Zero group embraced similar ideas under the leadership of Günther Uecker.

Ch'Iu Ya Ts'Ai

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