1948 · Japan
Kei Mitsuuchi is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Japan. Kei Mitsuuchi was born in 1948. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Kishio Suga and Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Kei Mitsuuchi's Gallery representation
Kei Mitsuuchi's work is available for viewing at Galerie Fred Lanzenberg located in Brussels, Belgium.
Further Biographical Context for Kei Mitsuuchi
Kei Mitsuuchi was born in 1948 was as deeply indebted to the events of the 1960s as their formative influences. The 1960s were a sensational decade internationally, witnessing a proliferation of modernist ideas and trends. It was the era of Kennedy and Kruschev, and the start of the Cold War, which would endure for most of the second half of the 20th century, and was characterised most symbolically by the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The Iron Curtain divided Eastern and Western Europe, both ideologically and literally, and student political uprisings took place globally. Psychedelia, an massive increase in consumerism, and the associated trends of marketing and advertising further epitomised the era. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, based solely on line, colour and geometric form as key constituents of both painting and sculpture. The main figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Pop Art was a prominent offshoot of minimalism, a discipline made famous by through the work of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley. Globally, a number of artistic movements echoed the artistic concerns of the above mentioned movements, often with regional specialties and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established 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 artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinguishing approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.
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