Yasue Maetake

1973 · Japan

Artist biography

Yasue Maetake is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Japan, like other well-known artists such as Yuko Murata, Shigeko Kubota, Ai Kitahara, Satoshi Kojima, and Suehiro Maruo. Yasue Maetake was born in 1973.

Further Biographical Context for Yasue Maetake

Yasue Maetake was born in 1973 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong 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 primary artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Yasue Maetake

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