Cui Zhenkuan


Artist biography

Cui Zhenkuan is a contemporary artist considered well established, Cui Zhenkuan was born in 1935. Artists like Arthur Cotton Moore, Barry Lategan, Sakti Burman, Artur Aldoma Puig, and Gustavo Balboa were also born in 1935.

Further Biographical Context for Cui Zhenkuan

Born in 1935, Cui Zhenkuan's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Cui Zhenkuan

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