Miwa Yanagi

1967 · Japan

Artist biography

Miwa Yanagi is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Japan, like other famous artists such as Yuka Kashihara, Kumi Machida, Chiharu Shiota, Emily Haasch, and Takuji Hamanaka. Miwa Yanagi was born in 1967.


Miwa Yanagi's work is available on display in Galería Leyendecker in Islas Canarias, Spain and Loock Galerie in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Miwa Yanagi

Miwa Yanagi was born in 1967 and was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Miwa Yanagi

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