Hayahisa Tomiyasu

1982 · Germany

Artist biography

Hayahisa Tomiyasu is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Germany, like other prominent artists such as Wim Wenders, Lin May Saeed, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Michael Laube, and Jiro Shimizu. Hayahisa Tomiyasu was born in 1982.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Hayahisa Tomiyasu is represented by Galerie b2 located in Leipzig, Germany. Hayahisa Tomiyasu's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition V.I–V at Galerie b2 in Leipzig, Germany. The exhibition was open from 14 February 2020 until 13 March 2020.

Further Biographical Context for Hayahisa Tomiyasu

Hayahisa Tomiyasu was born in 1982 and was predominantly inspired by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. German artists and ideas heavily influenced trends in conceptual photography during this period. German artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired international artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who created images with a cinematic expressiveness that were inspired by the themes represented in the German artists’ work. At the same time, Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger gained influential status in the field of painting.

Hayahisa Tomiyasu

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