Fukushima, Tatsuyo

1952 · Japan

Artist biography

Fukushima, Tatsuyo is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Nao Okawa, Christian Hidaka, Hiroshi Nakamura, Tomomi Ono, and Yojiro Imasaka. Fukushima, Tatsuyo was born in 1952.

Further Biographical Context for Fukushima, Tatsuyo

Born in 1952, Fukushima, Tatsuyo's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential elements of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, predominantly in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists wandering through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. Reaching the end of the 1970s, street art, emerging from graffiti, was starting to truly mesmerize the fine art community. Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat helped legitimize spray painting and tagging, demonstrating that their artworks could exist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings. Following, the global extent of street art would become extremely significant, representing an astonishing form of artistic expression.

Fukushima, Tatsuyo

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