1962 · Japan
Takako Okumura is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Tsuyoshi Ueda, Keisuke Maeda, Yoshio Nakajima, Yamamoto Shoun, and Shizuka Mitsui. Takako Okumura was born in 1962.
Takako Okumura's exhibition
Further Biographical Context for Takako Okumura
Takako Okumura was born in 1962 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this time. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.