Kiyoshi Nakagami

1949 · Japan

Artist biography

Kiyoshi Nakagami is seen as an established artist, who was born in Japan. Kiyoshi Nakagami was born in 1949. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Kishio Suga and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kiyoshi Nakagami's work is available on viewing in Galerie Richard | Paris in France and Galerie Richard | New York in the United States. Kiyoshi Nakagami most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Richard | New York in the United States with the exhibition Light in Painting. The exhibition was open from 14 January 2020 until 21 February 2020. Kiyoshi Nakagami's work has also been exhibited during the Theophany exhibition at Galerie Richard | New York in the United States (21 November 2018 - 27 January 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Kiyoshi Nakagami

Kiyoshi Nakagami was born in 1949 and was predominantly influenced creatively 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 championed the visual culture of the mainstream and mass media, and of products and consumerism. The work of art by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Claes Oldenberg was inspired by the popular culture of the fast developing Capitalism of the United States, using things like advertising, comic books and ideas surrounding celebrity culture as their primary visual inspiration. A parallel movement developed on the West Coast in California - a strain that also related to language in art, and is viewed as the initial 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 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 creative concerns of the previously mentioned movements, often with regional specialisms and nuance. In Italy, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni established Spatialism, and in Germany the Zero group under the leadership of Gunter Uecker adopted similar ideas. The influential school of Existentialist Philosophy was an important source of creativity for creatives, with artists like Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti achieving international prominence for their distinctive approaches to the human form and the anguish related to the human condition.

Kiyoshi Nakagami