Tomoharu Murakami

1938 · Japan

Artist biography

Tomoharu Murakami is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in Japan. Tomoharu Murakami was born in 1938. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono and Daidō Moriyama.

Tomoharu Murakami's Gallery representation

Tomoharu Murakami is represented by Kayne Griffin Corcoran located in Los Angeles, the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Tomoharu Murakami

Tomoharu Murakami was born in 1938 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Tomoharu Murakami

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