Kishio Suga

1944 · Japan

Artist biography

Kishio Suga is an established artist, who was born in Japan. Kishio Suga was born in 1944. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Kishio Suga and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kishio Suga's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in the United States and Germany. Galleries exhibiting Kishio Suga's work include Blum & Poe | Los Angeles and Blum & Poe | New York in the United States, and Blain|Southern | Berlin in Germany. Kishio Suga most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Mendes Wood DM | Brussels in Belgium with the exhibition Solo Exhibition. The exhibition was open from 13 October 2017 until 16 December 2017. Kishio Suga's work has also been exhibited during the DUCK OR DOORKNOB exhibition at Ratio 3 in San Francisco, the United States (12 September 2019 - 01 November 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Kishio Suga

Kishio Suga was born in 1944 and was primarily inspired by the 1960s growing up. Art turned into a vehicle for ideologies and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing simultaneously as the most significant art movements of the decade. Pop Art in New York city embraced the culture of mass media and mass consumerism, with Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann getting stimulated by television, comic strips, billboards and other products of the rise of Capitalism for their artworks. On the other side of the country, the West Coast in California, the first features of what would be known as Conceptual art were blossoming. Minimalism established the crucial idea that art should subsist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the physical world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established conceptions about art, Minimalism turned into a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler were artists who sought to explore further some of the most fundamental philosophies of Abstract Expressionism, while getting rid of the emotional and highly personal aspect it would usually entail with it. This led to the creation of Colour Field painting, deeply identifying with Minimalism. The iconic contemporary art movements that echoed through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own nuances and scopes, distinctive to different areas or countries. Spatialism, for instance, was established in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Across Europe, the ideologies of Existentialism strongly influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who strived to portray the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the haunting anxiety of the meaninglessness of life.

Kishio Suga

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