Jin Morigami

1955 · Japan

Artist biography

Jin Morigami is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Kawamura GUN, Yoshinori Niwa, Naoya Hatakeyama, Masaki Yoshida, and Riusuke Fukahori. Jin Morigami was born in 1955.

Jin Morigami's Gallery representation

Jin Morigami's work is available for viewing at Pierre Marie Giraud in Brussels, Belgium.

Further Biographical Context for Jin Morigami

Jin Morigami was born in 1955 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the spacious outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene there. Towards the end of the decade, the emerging practices of graffiti and street art were beginning to gain attention in the fine art community. Artists including Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat were working in downtown Manhattan and ensuring that spray paint and tagging gained some validity as a fine art practice, a trend which would fully emerge and dominate throughout the following decade.

Jin Morigami

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