Jon Sasaki

1973 · Canada

Artist biography

Jon Sasaki is a mid-career established artist, who was born in Canada, like other well-known artists such as Marigold Santos, A.A Bronson (Aka Micheal Tims), Faile, Royal Art Lodge, and Camrose Ducote. Jon Sasaki was born in 1973.

Jon Sasaki's exhibition

Jon Sasaki's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition ‘A PRESENT ABSTRACT’ at Cydonia in Dallas, the United States. The exhibition was open from 18 November 2017 until 16 December 2017.

Further Biographical Context for Jon Sasaki

Jon Sasaki was born in 1973 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade in terms of politics, 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 prominent 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.

Jon Sasaki

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