Sui Jianguo ???

1956 · China

Artist biography

Sui Jianguo ??? is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in China. Sui Jianguo ??? was born in 1956. Born in the same country and around the same year are Zhang Xiaogang, Liang Juhui and Wang Keping.

Sui Jianguo ???'s Gallery representation

Sui Jianguo ??? is represented and exhibited by L.A. Louver in Los Angeles, the United States.

Historical Context of China

A leader in technology and technical innovation in both the arts and sciences, China and its artisans have pioneered many ground-breaking innovations. For example, true porcelain, with kaolin as the key ingredient, emerged 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 beginning of the twentieth century, China was subsequently wracked by civil war as Chiang Kai Shek battled the forces of Mao Zedong for the control of this vast country, its people and resources.

Further Biographical Context for Sui Jianguo ???

Born in 1956, Sui Jianguo ???'s creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, 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. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a major international celebrity in his own right. Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and guaranteeing that spray paint and tagging gained some egitimacy as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate during the next decade.

Sui Jianguo ???

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