Michihiro Matsuoka is an established mid-career artist. Michihiro Matsuoka was born in 1969. Artists Luca Faccio, Daniela Balaneanu, Cara Murphy, Anthony Pearson, and Ludovic Houplain are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Michihiro Matsuoka
Born in 1969, Michihiro Matsuoka grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time prominent art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.