Mari Minato

1981 · Japan

Artist biography

Mari Minato is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Japan, like other well-known artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Satoru Aoyama, Daidō Moriyama, Teamlab(Toshiyuki Inoko), and Motoi-Yamamoto. Mari Minato was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mari Minato is represented by two galleries, Galerie Eric Dupont and Kersgallery in Amsterdam, France and the Netherlands respectively. Mari Minato most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris (06 September 2019 until 20 September 2019) with the exhibition RETOURS D'ORIENT. Mari Minato's work has also been exhibited during the Summer show exhibition at Galerie Eric Dupont in Paris, France (27 June 2019 - 18 July 2019).

Further Biographical Context for Mari Minato

Mari Minato was born in 1981 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a notable influence on less established artists.

Mari Minato

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