Shomei Tomatsu

1930 · Japan

Artist biography

Shomei Tomatsu is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Japan. Shomei Tomatsu was born in 1930. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono and Daidō Moriyama.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Shomei Tomatsu's work is available for viewing at Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. Shomei Tomatsu's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition SHASHIN: ARE-BURE-BOKE at Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, the United Kingdom. The exhibition was open from 14 September 2018 until 16 November 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Shomei Tomatsu

Shomei Tomatsu was born in 1930, grew up during the 1930s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. n Europe, Surrealism continued to be prevail, and had grown to have influence across the globe. Leading artists took the ideas posed by Surrealism and incorporated them into their pioneering political philosophies, creating a new kind of magic realism. This was exemplified in the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico.

Shomei Tomatsu

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