Fumie Hiratai

1966

Artist biography

Fumie Hiratai is an established mid-career contemporary artist. Fumie Hiratai was born in 1966. Artists Elena Boukingolts, Pascale Wiedemann, Julian Göthe, Matthew Carney, and Emmanuel Monzon are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Fumie Hiratai

Born in 1966, Fumie Hiratai was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Fumie Hiratai

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