Cui Haiming

1955

Artist biography

Cui Haiming is an established contemporary visual artist, Cui Haiming was born in 1955. Artists like Maurizio Boscheri, Christine Sefolosha, Bao Jianlun, Bao Lijian, and Aurelio Bruni were also born in 1955.

Further Biographical Context for Cui Haiming

Cui Haiming was born in 1955 and was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant stresses of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art world, ensuring that global artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. International movements gained prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Cui Haiming

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