Tomas Nakada

1951 · Japan

Artist biography

Tomas Nakada is an established artist, who was born in Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Satoshi Hirose, Makiko Kudo, Miyajima Tatsuo, Taiji Matsue, and Makoto Kumagai. Tomas Nakada was born in 1951.

Tomas Nakada's Gallery representation

Tomas Nakada's work is on display at Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Tomas Nakada

Tomas Nakada was born in 1951 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative voyage of Process art materialized by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of critically acclaimed figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the leading artistic figures of the 1960s remained greatly influential and admired throughout the 1970s. Andy Warhol, for example, fortified his status as a legendary artist, by branching out into film and magazine publishing, thus introducing a ground-breaking concept of cross-cultural activity for a visual artist of such fame. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto attained worldwide success, as they were widely accepted as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, critically acclaimed in the 1970s.

Tomas Nakada

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