Liao Zhihui

1940

Artist biography

Liao Zhihui was a creative visual artist. Liao Zhihui was born in 1940. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Adriano Colombo, David Askevold, Yuri Kupper, Tony Angell, and D Dianne.

Further Biographical Context for Liao Zhihui

Liao Zhihui was born in 1940 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.