Cai Guoqiang (born 1957 in Quanzhou, China) trained at the Shanghai Drama Academy from 1981 to 1985. Since then, his work has spanned a variety of artistic mediums, including drawing, painting, installation, video, and performance art. Cai began experimenting with gunpowder painting in his hometown of Quanzhou, and continued to explore the practice while living in Japan from late 1986 to 1995, evolving the scale and form of his gunpowder works. outdoor explosive event. Drawing on Eastern philosophy and contemporary social issues as conceptual underpinnings, his work is often site-specific, responding to local culture and history and connecting the viewer with the larger universe around them. Establish a dialogue between. His explosive art and installations are imbued with the power to transcend the two-dimensional plane and engage with society and nature.
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solo exhibition of Cai Guo-Qiang, starting from June 29 at National Art Center, Tokyo