Yasumasa Morimura

1951 · Japan

Artist biography

Yasumasa Morimura is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in Japan, like other famous artists such as Daisuke Kosugis, Nao Tsuda, Mao Nakagawa, Ay-O, and Tetsuya Noda. Yasumasa Morimura was born in 1951.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Yasumasa Morimura's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries such as the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. Some of those galleries are Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Russian Federation, as well as Galería Juana de Aizpuru in Spain. Yasumasa Morimura most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Studio Guenzani in Milan with the exhibition SUMMER 2019. The exhibition was open from 25 June 2019 until 31 July 2019. Yasumasa Morimura's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Reflex Amsterdam in the Netherlands (08 February 2019 - 05 April 2019) with the name All the World's a Stage and Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Russian Federation (14 August 2019 - 27 December 2019) with the name Naturally naked. Yasumasa Morimura's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Orientation The Racial Imaginary Institute Biennial and took place at Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street in New York, the United States from the 28 June 2018 to 10 August 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Yasumasa Morimura

Born in 1951, Yasumasa Morimura's creative work was largely influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that succeeded were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, including some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. Most of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-cultural activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received international acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Yasumasa Morimura

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