Cui An'Xi

1964

Artist biography

Cui An'Xi is an established contemporary visual artist, Cui An'Xi was born in 1964. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Victor Butler, Karmanto Budi, Norma Bessières, Laurent Elie Badessi, and Andrea Pichl.

Further Biographical Context for Cui An'Xi

Born in 1964, Cui An'Xi was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global 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 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 strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.