Fumio Yamaguchi

1962 · Japan

Artist biography

Fumio Yamaguchi is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Aki Kuroda, Toshio Yoshida, Shohei Sawai, Yoshinori Mizutani, and Mineo Mizuno. Fumio Yamaguchi was born in 1962.

Fumio Yamaguchi's exhibition

Fumio Yamaguchi's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition "MANGA MANGA MANGA" -The World of Fumio Yamaguchi- at gallery onetwentyeight in New York, the United States. The exhibition was open from 17 August 2018 until 02 September 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Fumio Yamaguchi

Fumio Yamaguchi was born in 1962 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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 leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Fumio Yamaguchi

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