Guoqiang Cai is active/lives in New York / China. Guoqiang Cai is known for installation sculpture, abstract painting.
Biography Guoqiang Cai
Described as "arguably the most widely recognized Chinese artist of our Day", Cai Guo-Qiang lives in both New York City and Bejing. He was raised in the port city of Quanzhou in Fujian Province where his father was a calligrapher and a worker in a book store. During the Cultural Revolution, young Guo-Qiang participated in many parades and demonstrations, but the Revolution ended when he was age 19. He then studied set design, and acquired his life-long interest in expressing in his artwork themes of current, everyday Chinese culture. Especially influential was his artist friend, Chen Zhen.
Freed from government restraints, Gua-Qiang participated in the early phases of the New Wave of Art Expression in t
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