Cui Jingzhe


Artist biography

Cui Jingzhe is seen as an established mid-career artist, Cui Jingzhe was born in 1980. Artists Barry Marré, Edie Fake, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud, Nini Alfasa, and Marlon Wobst are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Cui Jingzhe

Cui Jingzhe was born in 1980 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.