Naoya Hatakeyama

1958 · Japan

Artist biography

Naoya Hatakeyama is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Japan, like other renowned artists such as Hiroki Tsukuda, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Yoshinori Niwa, Yamamoto Masao, and Akira Sato. Naoya Hatakeyama was born in 1958.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Naoya Hatakeyama is represented by two galleries, Alberto Peola and L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht in Frankfurt, Italy and Germany respectively. Naoya Hatakeyama's work has most recently been exhibited at Blum & Poe | Los Angeles in the United States (05 April 2019 until 17 May 2019) with the exhibition Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s.

Further Biographical Context for Naoya Hatakeyama

Naoya Hatakeyama was born in 1958, grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, featuring some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received international distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Naoya Hatakeyama

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