Kazuko Inoue

1946 · Japan

Artist biography

Kazuko Inoue is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Japan. Kazuko Inoue was born in 1946. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Kishio Suga and Hiroshi Sugimoto.


Kazuko Inoue's work has most recently been exhibited at Allan Stone Projects in New York (13 September 2018 until 10 November 2018) with the exhibition Grand Salon The Visionary Eye Of Allan Stone. Kazuko Inoue's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Living Large: Big Paintings from the Allan Stone Collection, which took place at Allan Stone Projects in New York, the United States (03 March 2019 - 10 April 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Kazuko Inoue

Kazuko Inoue was born in 1946 and was predominantly inspired by the 1960s growing up. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging alongside each other. On one hand, Pop espoused the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. Artwork by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the fast developing Capitalism of the United States, taking things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their primary visual cues. A parallel movement was established on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the very first blossoming of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The significant figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was an influential offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Around the world a number of artistic movements resonated the creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni developed Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker espoused similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Kazuko Inoue

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