Naoaki Sakamoto

1948 · Japan

Artist biography

Naoaki Sakamoto is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Japan. Naoaki Sakamoto was born in 1948. Born in the same country and around the same year are Kishio Suga and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Naoaki Sakamoto is represented by Michel Soskine Inc. in Madrid, Spain. Naoaki Sakamoto is currently exhibiting at Michel Soskine Inc. in Madrid with the exhibition From Bacon to Zeller: Works on Paper (04 February 2020 - 10 April 2020).

Further Biographical Context for Naoaki Sakamoto

Born in 1948, Naoaki Sakamoto's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1960s. Art turned into a vehicle for ideologies and other agendas, with Pop and Minimalism appearing concurrently as the most defining 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 elements of what would be known as Conceptual art were blossoming. Minimalism developed the crucial idea that art should exist in its own reality, and not try to mimic the physical world. Born of a desire to obliterate all pre-established notions about art, Minimalism became a radically progressive movement, highly influential worldwide, with artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd and Dan Flavin as key figures. Minimalism became influential through the works of artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley, while Pop art was a fundamental by-product of the latter, at the same time critiquing and glorifying popular culture. The iconic contemporary art movements that echoed through the wave of radicalism of the 1960s also had their own distinctions and scopes, particular to different regions or countries. Spatialism, for instance, was founded in Italy by Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni, and its ideologies adopted by the Zero group in Germany. Throughout Europe, the philosophy of Existentialism deeply influenced artists such as Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti, who sought to portray the raw human emotions often associated with reflections on death and the haunting angst of the meaninglessness of life.

Naoaki Sakamoto

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