Yamamoto Masao

1957 · Japan

Artist biography

Yamamoto Masao is an established artist, who originates from Japan, like other well-known artists such as Tsuyoshi Hisakado, Keizo Kitajima, Shunsuke Imai, Toul Otsuki, and Jiro Takamatsu. Yamamoto Masao was born in 1957.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yamamoto Masao is represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco, the United States. Yamamoto Masao most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco with the exhibition BONSAI · MICROCOSMS MACROCOSMS. The exhibition was open from 10 July 2019 until 30 August 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Yamamoto Masao

Yamamoto Masao was born in 1957 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was epitomized by a desire to evolve and reinforce itself, as a reaction to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which emerged as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential elements 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 decline of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its prominence, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists wandering through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and sophisticated cultural capital. Artists such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto gained worldwide success, as they were widely acknowledged as renowned members of the Italian movement Arte Povera, much-admired in the 1970s.

Yamamoto Masao

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