Etsuko Ichikawa

1963 · Japan

Artist biography

Etsuko Ichikawa is seen as an established artist, who was born in Japan, like other well-known artists such as Moe Shimada, Issey Miyake, Yoshie Sugito, Okuda Gensou, and Sadaharu Horio. Etsuko Ichikawa was born in 1963.

Further Biographical Context for Etsuko Ichikawa

Born in 1963, Etsuko Ichikawa's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere.

The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Etsuko Ichikawa

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