Born 1983 in Shanghai, China. Lives and works in Shanghai.
Cui Jie creates paintings which explore the heterogeneous perspectives in various fields and geopolitical contexts by incorporating diverse layers. For the artist, the cities she depicts in her works are closely associated with her personal history: one can identify influences as vast as Bauhaus principles, ideologies of Chinese propaganda art, Soviet communist aesthetics, or the Japanese Metabolism architectural movement, among others. In rendering specific cities, architectures and landscapes, Cui explores the embedded histories of perspectives, and shrewdly proposes the political meanings of distance, angles and time.