Keiji Uematsu

1947 · Japan

Artist biography

Keiji Uematsu is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Japan. Keiji Uematsu was born in 1947. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Kishio Suga and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Keiji Uematsu is represented by two galleries, Baudoin Lebon and Simon Lee | New York in France and the United States respectively. Keiji Uematsu is exhibited at the exhibition, Beyond The Sculpture at Arario Gallery Shanghai in China. The exhibition is currently open and closes on the 30 April 2020. Keiji Uematsu's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris (10 April 2019 - 10 May 2019) with the name G = 9,8 N.KG-1 and Loeve & Co in Paris (03 April 2019 - 26 April 2019) with the name Quelques volumes japonais. Keiji Uematsu's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Invisible Force and took place at Simon Lee | New York in the United States from the 06 March 2019 to 25 April 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Keiji Uematsu

Keiji Uematsu was born in 1947 and was predominantly inspired by the 1960s. Artistically, the decade began with the twin movements of Pop and Minimalism emerging parallel to each other. On one hand, Pop espoused the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. The work of art by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the rapidly developing Capitalism of the United States, taking things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their main visual inspiration. 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 initial developments of conceptual art. Minimalism developed a formal language with no external references, predicated solely on line, colour and geometric form as key components of both painting and sculpture. The key figures of Minimalism included Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Agnes Martin. Colour Field painting, as practiced by Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler, further explored some of the expressive notions of Abstract Expressionism, but reduced much of the rhetoric, instead approaching a more rule-based approach to surface and colour that associated this practice with Minimalism. Globally, many artistic movements resonated the artistic concerns of the above 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 artists, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti becoming known worldwide for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the angst related to the human condition.

Keiji Uematsu