Cui Fei

1970 · China

Artist biography

Cui Fei is an established mid-career artist, who was born in China. Cui Fei was born in 1970. Also born in China around 1970 and of the same generation are Rong Rong, Feng Zhengjie, Chen Wenbo and Ma Liuming.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cui Fei is represented by Chambers Fine Art | New York in the United States. Cui Fei's work has most recently been exhibited at Chambers Fine Art | Beijing in China (20 September 2019 until 03 November 2019) with the exhibition Nature as Measure. Cui Fei's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is NEEDLEPOINT, which took place at Chambers Fine Art | New York in the United States (02 May 2019 - 21 June 2019).

Historical Context of China

An innovator in technology and technical innovation in both the arts and sciences, China and its artisans have pioneered many astonishing innovations. For example, true porcelain, with kaolin as the key ingredient, was developed in China in the early 1300s. It would not be developed in Europe with the same technical quality and physical properties until 1722, when the Meissen factory in Germany also uncovered the secrets of the recipe. In the modern period, China has remained largely behind its own closed doors. An Imperial power with centuries old traditions until the start of the 20th century, China was subsequently wracked by civil war as Chiang Kai Shek battled the forces of Mao Zedong for the control of this immense country, its people and resources.

Further Biographical Context for Cui Fei

Born in 1970, Cui Fei 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 strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential 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 primary 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.

Cui Fei

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