Sadamasa Motonaga

1922 · Japan

Artist biography

Sadamasa Motonaga is an established artist, who was born in Japan. Sadamasa Motonaga was born in 1922. Artists Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono and Daidō Moriyama are of the same generation and same country as Sadamasa Motonaga.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sadamasa Motonaga's work is on display at Fergus McCaffrey | New York in the United States. Sadamasa Motonaga most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Whitestone Gallery | Hong Kong in China (16 January 2020 until 07 March 2020) with the exhibition Gallery Collection. Sadamasa Motonaga's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Japan Is America (29 October 2019 - 17 January 2020) at Fergus McCaffrey | New York in the United States and Sadamasa Motonaga Change/Continuity: New York 1966-67 (01 November 2018 - 21 December 2018) at Fergus McCaffrey | New York in the United States. Sadamasa Motonaga's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Sadamasa Motonaga Change/Continuity: New York 1966-67 and took place at Fergus McCaffrey | New York in the United States from the 01 November 2018 to 21 December 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Sadamasa Motonaga

Sadamasa Motonaga was born in 1922 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Sadamasa Motonaga

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