Kaz Oshiro

1967 · Japan

Artist biography

Kaz Oshiro is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Miwa Komatsu, Aki Sasamoto, Youki Hirakawa, Shinpei Kusanagi, and Lei Saito. Kaz Oshiro was born in 1967.


Kaz Oshiro is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as France and the United States. Some of those galleries are Galerie Frank Elbaz | Paris in France, as well as Honor Fraser and galerie frank elbaz | Dallas in the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Kaz Oshiro

Kaz Oshiro was born in 1967 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous 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 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Kaz Oshiro

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