Naomi Shigeta

1968 · Japan

Artist biography

Naomi Shigeta is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Japan, like other well-known artists such as Ammon Rost, Kanjiro Moriyama, Naomi Okubo, Minayoshi Takada, and Miho Kajioka. Naomi Shigeta was born in 1968.

Further Biographical Context for Naomi Shigeta

Naomi Shigeta was born in 1968 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment.

The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Naomi Shigeta

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